Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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The Swiss town of Brunnen was one of Turner’s favorite vantage points along the shoreline of the Lake of Lucerne, from whence he could look to the right down the arm of the lake toward Lucerne and to the left in the direction of Flüelen. Across the lake loomed the Seelisberg and, beyond it, the higher Alps.

Turner sketched at Brunnen on his final trip to Switzerland in 1844, and from one such he worked up this larger, more finished version for his patron, Benjamin Godfrey Windus.

Object Information

artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1845
materials
watercolor and gouache on white wove paper
dimensions
11 x 18-1/4 in.
accession number
82.164
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer, Sr.
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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