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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
D04705
Turner Bequest LXXVI 48

Catalogue entry

For Thun and Turner’s drawings of it, see folio 6 of this sketchbook (D04654). This sketch was made a little outside the town and shows the twelfth-century castle and Protestant church. It formed the basis for the Liber Studiorum plate Ville de Thun, published in 1816 and for the drawing prepared for it about 1806–7 (Tate D08160; Turner Bequest CXVIII F). For the origin of the complementary Liber subject, Lake of Thun, see folio 60 (D04717).
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘595’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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