Joseph Mallord William Turner

Thun: the Protestant Church and Castle from the Bank of the River Aare

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 321 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04622
Turner Bequest LXXV 30

Catalogue entry

Turner’s first sketches of the town of Thun in 1802 were made in his smaller Lake Thun sketchbook (Tate D04654, D04705; Turner Bequest LXXVI 6, 48). In addition, he drew this more detailed survey of the town and some of its principal buildings, the Rathaus, turreted castle and Protestant church from a closer viewpoint beside the River Aare.
Verso:
Blank
Inscribed by a later hand in pencil ‘18’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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