In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #25 At Brienz

Continuing our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook, the artist here completes his crossing of the Brunig Pass and stays overnight at Brienz. He witnesses effects of evening and morning over the lake, and rekindles memories of his first visit to the town forty years earlier. Best viewed full size. On a desktop … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #25 At Brienz

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #24 Descent of the Brunig

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. In the last part we left Turner arriving at the summit of the Brunig Pass to discover that a view promised by Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in Switzerland did not in fact exist. Murray claimed a view back to the Lungernsee and Mont … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #24 Descent of the Brunig

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #23 Ascent of the Brunig

Here we resume our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook, leaving Lungern along the old mule track towards the Brunig Pass. Best viewed full size. On a desktop right click and open in a new tab. Close tab to return to this page The Brunig Pass connects Lungern with the Haslithal, and hence … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #23 Ascent of the Brunig

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #22 Lungernsee

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook and arrive at the Lungernsee at the foot of the Brunig Pass. The site left a profound impression on him. Lungernsee, first glimpse from the train. Professor David Hill, 28 May 2014 Mountains circa 1841 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #22 Lungernsee

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #21 Giswil and the Kaiserstuhl

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. In the last part he passed through Sachseln and here he reaches Giswil and ascends the Kaiserstuhl towards Lungern. As the char trundled along he accidentally turned over two pages of his sketchbook so we pick up the sequence on the succeeding page … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #21 Giswil and the Kaiserstuhl

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #20 Jolting by Sachseln

Here we continue our journey through the pages of Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. In the previous instalment the artist set out from Sarnen with the sun descending behind the hills to the west. Here he progresses by char towards the head of the lake passing through the village of Sachseln. Turner's Between Lucerne … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #20 Jolting by Sachseln

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #19 Evening over the Sarnersee

Here we continue our journey through Turner’s Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook. On the previous page we left Turner making hasty jottings at the Landenberg above Sarnen. Here he rounds off that survey and looks to the next stage of his journey up the valley. Turner's Between Lucerne and Thun sketchbook, Tate, open at pages … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #19 Evening over the Sarnersee

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #18 Sarnen and the Landenberg

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. From what we discover here and on the following page spread, it appears that Turner elected to press on to Lungern before nightfall. He spared time at … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #18 Sarnen and the Landenberg

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #17 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: #17 By char to Sarnen

In Turner’s Footsteps between Lucerne and Thun: #16 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: #16 Landing at Alpnach