Sublime Sites

Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

Turner and Scotland #2: Loch Lomond from Colonel Lascelles’ monument, 1801

This article returns to a subject briefly visited in an article of 10 April 2016 in which I discussed a Turner watercolour of Ben Arthur from near Arrochar. I had … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

A newly-identified Val d’Aosta subject by Turner

Sometimes Sublime Sights appear completely out of the blue. The well-known scholar Timothy Wilcox recently sent me a photograph of the watercolour reproduced below. It forms part of an exceptional … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Turner at Brunnen, Lake Lucerne

2018 brings an especially Sublime sighting. On 30 January, Christie’s, New York offers a superb late Turner watercolour of ‘The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, with a Steamer’. This is … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 5 Comments

J.M.W.Turner: Ehrenbreitstein from Neuendorf

This article offers a new identification for a watercolour exhibited in the recent ‘Turner et la Couleur’ exhibition at the Hotel de Caumont, Aix en Provence 4 May – 18 … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Update: Turner and Sisteron

One of the Turner highlights of 2016 was Ian Warrell’s splendid exhibition of ‘Turner et la Couleur’ which showed at the Hotel de Caumont, Centre d’Art at Aix en Provence … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Update: Turner and Heidelberg – a newly identified source for the Tate painting

Since completing part #6 of the series on Turner and Heidelberg, I have discovered a potential literary source for the subject of the Tate oil painting. In part #6, … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Turner and Scotland #1: Ben Arthur from near Ardgartan

Not all my Turnering goes according to plan. This is an interim report on a new identification for a watercolour at the British Museum. Currently called ‘Mountain study, a view … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment