JMW Turner: The Lucerne Sketchbook, Hardback Book

JMW Turner: The Lucerne Sketchbook Hardback


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Turner's sketchbooks were private things which he kept tohimself.

They might live for some time, rolled up in his coatpockets or travel bags, to be pulled out as need arose.

In thestudio, they served as memory banks for future work. The sketchbook reproduced within this unique publicationincludes watercolour sketches Turner made on his trip to Lucernein Switzerland capturing the beautiful Rigi mountain, a landscapehe returned to again and again.

Drawn back to the mountains,Turner made these sketches after the famous The Blue Rigi, Sunrise1842, and they reveal his masterful hand as he portrays the everchanging moods of the Swiss-Alps, tantalising depicted throughrainy showers, sunbeams filtering through clouds and rainbowscast across the blue mountain peaks. This edition of the sketchbook reproduces all these beautifulwatercolours in facsimile, with an illustrated introduction byTurner expert David Blayney Brown discussing their backgroundand impact.