Joseph Mallord William Turner

Traben, Trarbach, the Starkenburg and the Grevenburg, Looking Downstream

1824

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 160 x 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20191
Turner Bequest CCXIX 30

Display caption

As with no.39, one side of each page in this sketchbook is prepared with a grey wash on which, through a mixture of hatched pencil work, chalk and scratching out, Turner evocatively captures the variety and charm of the hills surrounding the Mosel. Here he shows the view downstream towards Traben on the left bank and Trarbach on the right, towns which can be seen again in four of his later coloured studies (nos.57-60).

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

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