Joseph Mallord William Turner The Eastern End of Lake Thun; Boat on the Water 1802

Artwork details

The Eastern End of Lake Thun; Boat on the Water
From Lake Thun Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVI
Date 1802
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 156 x 201 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest LXXVI 1
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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.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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