Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Thurandt

c.1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 139 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20267
Turner Bequest CCXXII H

Catalogue entry

Owing to its lack of finish relative to the majority of Turner’s 1839 Meuse-Moselle gouaches, this small colour drawing is likely a preliminary work or may have been left deliberately undeveloped. The handling and colouring is similar to the two other gouaches of Alken and the Burg Thurandt (Tate D20223, D29023; Turner Bequest CCXX P, CCXCII 72).
Verso:
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXXII–H’ bottom left; inscribed in pencil ‘CCXXII H’ bottom right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2013

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