A Mill on the Lake of Lungern, Switzerland, half way between Lucerne and Interlaken

A Mill on the Lake of Lungern, Switzerland, half way between Lucerne and Interlaken

GEORGE BALMER (1806-1846)

A Mill on the Lake of Lungern, Switzerland, half way between Lucerne and Interlaken
watercolour
3 ¾ x 5 ¼ in. (9 x 13 cm.)

A print after this watercolour was engraved by A H Payne and appeared in The Gallery of Modern British Artists consisting of a series of engravings from works of the most eminent artists of the day. The text accompanying the engraving reads:
“A beautiful subject! In the scenery of Switzerland are all the elements of the sublime; lofty cloud-capped mountains inclosing romantic lakes which engender storms of cloud, through which bursts of light give an opportunity to the artist of acquiring a knowledge of the grand effects which are constantly occurring in this picturesque country…”

The engraving differs only slightly from the original watercolour, with an extra horse added between the horse and rider and the standing figure on the right.

LITERATURE:
‘The Gallery of Modern British Artists consisting of a series of engraving from works of the most eminent artists of the day’ (London, Marshall Stationers, 1834) p.54.

Switzerland