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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Thun 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Recto:
Thun 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVI 48
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘48’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 48’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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).
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘595’ top left, descending vertically

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Thun 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-thun-r1133180, accessed 25 September 2021.