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

A Twopeny Portfolio: #5 The Old Bridge, Oxford

This is the fifth work of twenty-five bought in a lot of Sundry Drawings and Watercolours, offered at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille "South Gate Lynn, Norfolk", bearing the signature … Continue reading A Twopeny Portfolio: #5 The Old Bridge, Oxford

A Twopeny Portfolio: #6 Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, c.1827?

This is the sixth of twenty-five drawings bought at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 as Various Artists (British 19th Century) Sundry drawings and watercolours, mainly topographical and floral studies, including a grisaille "South Gate Lynn, Norfolk", bearing the signature J.S. Cotman, various sizes, all unframed in a folio. … Continue reading A Twopeny Portfolio: #6 Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, c.1827?

England and Wales Revisited: #35 Holy Island, Northumberland

This is the second instalment of a new series of articles in which I will revisit each of the 96 sites depicted by J.M.W.Turner in his series of engravings ‘Picturesque View in England and Wales’. These were published over a period of ten years between 1827 and 1837 but represent subjects drawn from his entire … Continue reading England and Wales Revisited: #35 Holy Island, Northumberland

England and Wales Revisited: # 34 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

J.T.Willmore after J.M.W.Turner R.A.Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1832Etching and engraving, image 164 x 233, on plate 246 x 302, printed in black ink on india paper, 241 x 298, bonded to backing sheet of heavyweight white wove paper, not watermarked 399 x 562 mmInscribed in neat script centred below image, ‘Engrvd by J.T.Willmore from a Drawing … Continue reading England and Wales Revisited: # 34 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

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 private collection which Tim is cataloguing for publication in due course. It appears to have been acquired as a Turner by an ancestor of the … Continue reading A newly-identified Val d’Aosta subject by Turner