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Moon over Lausanne

Accession Number
1991/2.72

Title
Moon over Lausanne

Artist(s)
Joseph Mallord William Turner

Object Creation Date
1836

Medium & Support
watercolor and graphite on paper

Dimensions
9 1/8 in. x 13 1/16 in. ( 23.1 cm x 33.2 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Helmut Stern

Subject matter
An atmospheric landscape with figures in the foreground and a full moon over the city of Lausanne in the distance.

Physical Description
Three figures stand in the bottom left corner. The image is mostly tan and light blue except very dark in the center. The blue horizon line is in the top third of the image stretching from a cityscape on the left side to a sweeping hill on the right side. There is a small moon in the middle at the very top of the image.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
landscape

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
landscapes (representations)
moons
valleys (landforms)
watercolors (paintings)

1 Related Resource

Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)

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