The Lake of Zug
Watercolor over graphite • Romanticism • 29,8 × 46,6 cm [53,3 × 68,6 cm framed] • 1843 • The Met Museum
The sun rises between the mountains Rossberg and Mythen behind the town of Arth while, in the foreground, nude girls play in the lake as villagers approach the shore and set out in boats. Returning from the Swiss Alps, Turner solicited patrons for large watercolors to be based on sketches from the trip. This view was commissioned by Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of Novar in 1843, and was later owned by John Ruskin.