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JMW Turner

JMW Turner - The Lake of Zug 1843

Regular price £29.97
Returning from an extended sojourn in the Swiss Alps, Turner solicited patrons for large watercolors to be based on sketches from the trip. This view was commissioned by Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of Novar in 1843, and was later owned by John Ruskin. Its accomplished rendering of light and atmospheric effects is characteristic of Turner's finest work. The drawing exhibits the technical prowess that made Turner both controversial and celebrated. The lake and mountains display successive applications of color—in dilute washes, drier watercolors, and semi-opaque mixtures—while the mist and reflections reveal the smooth white surface of the paper scraped out of an already painted area. The sun rises between the mountains Rossberg and Mythen behind the town of Arth while, in the foreground, nude girls play in the lake as villagers approach the shore and set out in boats.

The original painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, though not currently on view

This print is available in a black or white frame, and in three different sizes.

Each print is framed with a smooth, white mat board. It’s printed on a quality matte paper and framed with a semi-hardwood alder frame.

• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Acrylite front protector
• White mat board
• Hanging hardware included

All items are made to order, and take approximately 7 days to make and dispatch. Prices include delivery. All items come with a full no quibble 30 day money back guarantee.

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