J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
The Eastern End of Lake Thun; Boat on the Water 1802
D04649
Turner Bequest LXXVI 1
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘1’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 1’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Eastern End of Lake Thun; Boat on the Water 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-eastern-end-of-lake-thun-boat-on-the-water-r1133124, accessed 28 July 2021.