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Works Thomas Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner after John Robert Cozens

Lake Walen, Looking North

1794 - 1797


Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) and Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) after John Robert Cozens (1752-1797)
  • Lake Walen, Looking North
1794 - 1797
Medium and Support
Graphite and watercolour on wove paper
23.8 × 37.2 cm, 9 ⅜ × 14 ⅝ in
Object Type
Collaborations; Monro School Copy
Subject Terms
Hills and Mountains; Lake Scenery; Swiss View

Catalogue Number
Description Source(s)
Bell and Girtin, 1935


Mrs M. S. Belk (Bell and Girtin, 1935)


Bell and Girtin, 1935, p.35 as 'View in the Grisons'

About this Work

Lake Walenstadt

This view of Lake Walen (also known as Walensee and Lake Walenstadt) was recorded in 1935 as being a Monro School copy of a composition by John Robert Cozens (1752–97) (see figure 1) that he probably executed for Richard Payne Knight (1751–1824) in 1776 (Bell and Girtin, 1935, no.45). The watercolour has not been seen in public since then, and there is no known image of it, but the work is included here because it was copied from a known Cozens composition and therefore has every chance of being the product of Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) working in collaboration at the home of their mutual patron Dr Thomas Monro (1759–1833). Like another Monro School view of Lake Walen (TG0493), the missing watercolour shows the Leistchamm, though seen looking north from the other side of the narrow water.

1794 - 1797

Lake Walen, Looking East


by Greg Smith

Place depicted

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