In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #14a-15 By char to Sarnen

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. On the previous page we left Turner travelling by char through Alpnach en route for Sarnen. Here his sketches prompt some consideration of his latest mode of travel. Turner's Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook, Tate, open at pages 14a-15 The left page contains … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #14a-15 By char to Sarnen

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #13a-14 Landing at Alpnach

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. On the previous page we left Turner in afternoon sunshine being rowed across the Alpnachersee. On this page we land at the head of the lake and continue our journey by road to the village of Alpnach. Turner's Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook, … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #13a-14 Landing at Alpnach

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #12a-13 From Stanstaad across the Alpnachersee

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. On this page we set out by boat from Stansstad across the Alpnachersee. The modern steamer takes about twenty minutes. Turner appears to have hired a rowing boat with a couple of oarsmen. Giving himself sufficient time to set down the views en … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #12a-13 From Stanstaad across the Alpnachersee

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #11a-12 Arrival at Stansstad

Here we resume our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. We left Turner enjoying a boat ride across the Lake of Lucerne and taking in panoramas of Mont Pilatus in one direction and of the Burgenstock in another. Turner's Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook, Tate, open at pages 11a-12 This double-page spread records … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #11a-12 Arrival at Stansstad

Turner’s Chateau d’Arques la Bataille, near Dieppe, c.1834

This article discusses a French subject painted by Turner in connection with 'The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott'. Following previous articles on Calais and Abbeville, it is the third of four compositions to illustrate Scott’s two-volume History of France. It becomes apparent that the subjects variously explore the idea of arrival in France and … Continue reading Turner’s Chateau d’Arques la Bataille, near Dieppe, c.1834

Plate 18: Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire (2)

This is the twenty-first article in a series cataloguing John Sell Cotman’s first series of etchings published in 1811. Here in plate 18 Cotman continues with his Yorkshire material, and selects a second subject at Kirkham Priory, and finds himself confronting some demons. John Sell CotmanKirkham Priory, Yorkshire, 1811Private CollectionPhotograph by Professor David Hill This … Continue reading Plate 18: Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire (2)

Plate 17: Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire

This is the twentieth article in a series cataloguing John Sell Cotman’s first series of etchings published in 1811. Here in plate 17 Cotman returns to his Yorkshire material, and selects a grand subject of Kirkstall Abbey, albeit almost completely smothered in ivy. John Sell CotmanKirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire, 1811Private CollectionPhotograph by Professor David Hill This … Continue reading Plate 17: Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire

Plate 16: The Old College House, Conway, Wales [Conwy]

This is the nineteenth article in a series cataloguing John Sell Cotman’s first series of etchings published in 1811. Here in plate 16 Cotman returns to his first sketching tour to Wales, but of all the grand subjects that he laid in stores, he chose to give us a dilapidated cottage. John Sell CotmanThe Old … Continue reading Plate 16: The Old College House, Conway, Wales [Conwy]

Plate 15, A Garden House on the banks of the river Yare, Norfolk

This is the eighteenth article in a series cataloguing John Sell Cotman’s first series of etchings published in 1811. Here in plate 15 Cotman provides one of the most obtuse, yet most poetic, subjects of the series. John Sell CotmanA Garden House on the banks of the river Yare, 1811Private collectionPhotograph: Professor David Hill This … Continue reading Plate 15, A Garden House on the banks of the river Yare, Norfolk

Plate 14: South side of Brayesworth Church, Suffolk [Braiseworth]

This is the seventeenth article in a series cataloguing John Sell Cotman’s first series of etchings published in 1811. Here in plate 14 Cotman returns to one of the most obscure subjects of the series. It is the second of three plates devoted to the site. John Sell CotmanSouth side of Brayesworth Church, Suffolk, 1811Private … Continue reading Plate 14: South side of Brayesworth Church, Suffolk [Braiseworth]