Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Moselle Valley

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28427
Turner Bequest CCXC 39

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has made three swift panoramic sketches depicting villages on the Moselle. It is difficult to decipher where they were taken as there are no immediately identifiable features. Turner most probably recorded the views as his boat or ferry travelled towards Trier. He has made some annotations around two of the sketches, such as ‘Light’, though the longer inscription is unfortunately largely indecipherable.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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