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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Thun: the Protestant Church and Castle from the Bank of the River Aare 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thun: the Protestant Church and Castle from the Bank of the River Aare 1802
D04622
Turner Bequest LXXV 30
Pencil, black chalk and watercolour on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 321 x 473 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Thun’ towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘30’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 30’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Thun: the Protestant Church and Castle from the Bank of the River Aare 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thun-the-protestant-church-and-castle-from-the-bank-of-the-r1146523, accessed 23 June 2024.