Joseph Mallord William Turner

Laufenburg: General View of the Town

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 330 x 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02232
Turner Bequest XLVII 55

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is one of four views of Laufenburg in this sketchbook; the others are D02204, D02205 and D02233 (Turner Bequest XLVII 27, 28, 56).
Technical notes:
The staining of the sheet is evidently a consequence of its having been stuck down on to a panel or acidic board for the purpose of displaying it in the nineteenth-century Oxford Loan Collection. For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 40, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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