Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake Thun; Distant View of Spiez

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
D04652
Turner Bequest LXXVI 4

Catalogue entry

This is one of a number of sketches in this book made during Turner’s passage by boat from Thun to Unterseen; for the journey see note to folio 1 (D04649). It appears to be a more distant view of the town and bay of Spiez, on the southern shore of the lake, of which there is a closer view on folio 5 (D04653). Spiez was perhaps Turner’s next port of call after Oberhofen, for which see folio 67 (D04727).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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