Joseph Mallord William Turner

Baden, from the Zurich Road

1802

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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
D04720
Turner Bequest LXXVI 63

Catalogue entry

This subject was first recognised by Robert Upstone. For the various views of Baden in this sketchbook and their subsequent development, see folios 10 and 15 verso (D04658, D04668), and for Castle Stein, folios 58 and 59 (D04715, D04716). Like folios 10 and 15 verso, this slight sketch was presumably a first impression jotted down as Turner approached from Zurich, taking in Castle Stein on its crag and the old town in the valley of the River Limmat below. It too served as the basis for a later watercolour, a colour study made about 1803 (Tate D04899; Turner Bequest LXXX F).

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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