Joseph Mallord William Turner

Unterseen; Villagers Resting

1802

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Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04633
Turner Bequest LXXV 41

Catalogue entry

Turner’s label for this drawing, also numbered ‘20’, reads ‘Unterseen Swiss [or Suisse]’, which must be the inscription recorded by Finberg. Figures are shown resting under trees. David Hill notes that the trees are the fruit trees familiar in the area of Unterseen, and used for the making of liqueurs.1 Turner made a drawing of the village square of Unterseen in this sketchbook (D04631; Turner Bequest LXXV 39).
1
Hill 1992, p.111.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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