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Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851

Tell's Chapel, Lake Lucerne

Former Title(s):

Lake of Lucerne

Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor, gouache and scraping out on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches (22.5 x 28.6 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "5241"

Watermark: J. Whatman | Turkey Mill | 1840

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | Grand Tour | lake | landscape | mountains | rocks (landforms)
Associated Places:
Europe | Lucerne, Lake | Schweiz | Switzerland
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IIIF Manifest:

Past Time - Geology in European and American Art (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2019-02-16 - 2019-05-12) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Past Time - Geology in European and American Art (Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 2018-09-21 - 2018-12-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Papermaking and The Art of Watercolor in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Paul Sandby's "View of…Mr. Whatman's Turkey Mill" (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-02-22 - 2006-06-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Ruskin - Past: Present: Future (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-20 - 2000-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Magnificent Switzerland (Museum of Art and History, Geneva, 1991-11-12 - 1992-02-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Magnificent Switzerland (Fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza, 1991-08-01 - 1991-10-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

British Drawings (Davis & Langdale Co.) (Davis & Langdale Co., Inc., 1985-05-01 - 1985-05-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Sir Geoffrey Agnew, Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures, The Times (London), , April 28, 1977, p. 9, Times Digital Archive [ORBIS]

Theresa Fairbanks-Harris, Papermaking and the art of watercolor in eighteenth-century Britain, Paul Sandby and the Whatman Paper Mill , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 18, 19, fig. 15, NJ18.Sa56 A15 V5 2006 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, pp. 477-8, No. 1480, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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