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Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Lake Lucerne at Dusk

Estimate:

700,000

to
- 900,000 USD

Property from an Important English Collection

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Lake Lucerne at Dusk

Lake Lucerne at Dusk

Estimate:

700,000

to
- 900,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,290,500

USD

Property from an Important English Collection

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

London 1775 - 1851

Lake Lucerne at Dusk


Watercolor heightened with scratching out and stopping out

249 by 367 mm; 9 7/8 by 14 1/2 in

Support: This watercolour by J.M.W. Turner is executed on a sheet of fine, white, wove paper, which is at present hinged into an open mount for full display. There is no lining to the sheet. Overall, the paper shows a little time staining in the sky. The upper left corner has a slightly darker stained area which is maybe a pigment that has changed its tone. The original colour of the sheet shows on the extreme upper left edge beyond this area. The condition of the sheet is good, showing no physical damages. Medium: Typically, the more delicate tints in this watercolour show some fading, this is common in Turner watercolours. In my opinion most of the sky may have been a very light pink/yellow tone to simulate an early morning. The remains of stronger pigmented areas run as small strokes in a line across the top of the composition. This condition report was carried out by Jane MacAusland - Conservator and Restorer of Art on Paper


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

Catherine, Countess of Portsmouth, née Fortesque (1786-1854);
Private Collection, until 2002;
with Richard Green, London,
where acquired by Baron and Baroness Guy Ullens, 2002,
their sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 2007, lot 10;
Private Collection, England;
with Andrew Clayton-Payne, London, by 2013;
where acquired by the present owner
Lucerne, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Turner: The Sea and The Alps, 2019