Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Eastern End of Lake Thun; Boat on the Water

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04649
Turner Bequest LXXVI 1

Catalogue entry

From Berne, where he bought this sketchbook, Turner travelled the approximately seventeen miles down the valley of the Aare to Thun, where the river flows into the western end of Lake Thun. After investigating the town itself, for which see folios 6 and 48 (D04654, D04705), he set off by boat along the lake to Unterseen. This is one of a number of sketches in this book made during the passage. It has several finger prints in reddish wash.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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