Joseph Mallord William Turner

Laufenburg, with the Bridge over the Rhine, from the Bed of the River

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D02204
Turner Bequest XLVII 27

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is a rough sketch that Turner was to use for a subject in the Liber Studiorum series; his watercolour design of about 1808 is Tate D08135 (Turner Bequest CXVII H), and the engraving was published in 1811 (Tate impressions: A00972, A00973). Other drawings of Laufenburg in this book are D02205, D02232 and D02233 (Turner Bequest XLVII 28, 55, 56).
Technical notes:
For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 38, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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