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Creator:
Etched by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Engraved by Charles Turner, 1774–1857, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Lake of Thun, Switzerland
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink Engraver's proof (a) on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 7/8 × 11 inches (20 × 27.9 cm), Image: 7 1/8 × 10 3/8 inches (18.1 × 26.4 cm), and Mount: 12 × 17 5/8 inches (30.5 × 44.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "C.Turner"; inscribed on mount in graphite, center right: "This ridge in the clouds | [...]"; lower left: "Earliest State | 6-2 | B"; lower right: "Engraving Proof"

Watermark on mount: "Galerie di Florence"

Scratched letters below image: "Lac. du Thun"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8116
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
landscape | lightning | men | sailboats | seascape | waves (natural events)
Associated Places:
Lake Thun | Switzerland
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26139
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