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Oil painting - The Lake of Lucerne: Mont Pilatus in the Distance
  • The Lake of Lucerne: Mont Pilatus in the Distance
    Inchbold, John William, born 1830 - died 1888
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The Lake of Lucerne: Mont Pilatus in the Distance

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Lake Lucerne (painted)

  • Date:

    1857 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Inchbold, John William, born 1830 - died 1888 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by the late James R. Holliday Esq.

  • Museum number:

    P.81-1927

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Mount Pilatus is to the east of Lake Lucerne. The white ground, beneath the paint, gives this picture a brilliance of light and colour that is more usually found in a watercolour. Inchbold's visits to Switzerland between 1856 and 1859 were subsidised by the writer John Ruskin, who nevertheless severely criticised his work.

Physical description

Oil on panel landscape of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. Signed and dated by the artist.

Place of Origin

Lake Lucerne (painted)

Date

1857 (painted)

Artist/maker

Inchbold, John William, born 1830 - died 1888 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

'I W Inchbold/57'
Signed and dated by the artist, vertically, lower left

Dimensions

Height: 35.5 cm estimate, Width: 48.8 cm estimate, Height: 544 cm frame, Width: 642 cm frame, Depth: 53 cm frame

Object history note

Bequeathed by James R. Holliday, 1927

Descriptive line

Oil painting depicting 'The Lake of Lucerne: Mont Pilatus in the Distance' by John William Inchbold. British School, 1857.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 132-33
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.

Materials

Oil paint; Panel

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Lake; Mountain

Categories

Paintings; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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