Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

Flüelen, from the Lake of Lucerne

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Description

Turner’s magnificent Swiss watercolors, painted near the end of the artist’s life, represent the triumphant culmination of the golden age of British watercolor painting. Here, Turner seems to conjure the little town of Flüelen and its shimmering reflection out of violet-colored mist. The swirling vortex of light underscores the grandeur of nature, while the inclusion of figures going about their daily lives within the vastness of the Alps is a reminder of the reality of the scene. The mature Turner is at his most majestic here-at the time he painted this view, he had become the great master of Romantic landscape painting in England.
Medium: watercolor with gouache and scratch-away
Dimensions: Sheet: 29.2 x 47.9 cm (11 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Accesion Number: 1954.129
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From the Watercolour World

Location

Fluelen, Switzerland

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