Joseph Mallord William Turner

Murten from Lake Murten

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 x 282 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40197

Catalogue entry

This newly identified drawing is on the verso of D04576; Turner Bequest LXXIV 83. Turner’s inscription refers to Meyriez which immediately adjoins Murten (or Morat) and was reached first as he travelled north-eastwards from Avenches (see, from this sketchbook, D04588; Turner Bequest LXXIV 95) towards Berne. His view is from the edge of the small lake of Murten up to the old town, with the Berntor left of centre. This part of the town is little changed today.

David Blayney Brown
September 2011

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