Made by Joseph Mallord William Turner / The Lake of Zug / 1843Made by Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Lake of Zug

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Creator Name: Turner, Joseph Mallord William
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: British, 1775-1851
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Joseph Mallord William Turner
Title: The Lake of Zug
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1843
Creation End Date: 1843
Creation Date: 1843
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: watercolor and gouache over graphite on wove paper
Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 18 3/8 in. (29.8 x 46.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 59.120
Credit Line: Marquand Fund, 1959

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 as part of the scheme by Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of Novar (1797-1864) in 1843, and was later owned by John Ruskin (1819-1900). Its accomplished rendering of light and atmospheric effects is characteristic of Turner's finest work.

AMICA ID: MMA_.59.120
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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