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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19711
Turner Bequest CCXVI 81 a

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch of a distant town is thought to show Luxembourg.1 If this is correct, Turner is drawing from a vantage point on the plateau Bourbon. Various cursorily rendered details are sketched at the outer edge of the page: a view with an arched bridge, the profile of towers and spires and a hilly landscape.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

1
Thill, Muller and Koltz 1984, pp.41 no.1, 43 no.2; Koltz and Muller 1995, p.18 no.1.

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