Joseph Mallord William Turner

River Valley

1824

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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
D19721
Turner Bequest CCXVI 86 a

Catalogue entry

Rendered in fine agile line, this sketch shows a plateau and river valley with a town at its base. In the top left corner is a small detail of a street in a town with an arched gateway. Curators Gérard Thill, Jean-Claude Muller and Jean Luc Koltz have suggested that this may be a distant view of Luxembourg.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

1
Thill, Muller and Koltz 1984, p.77 no.19.

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