Joseph Mallord William Turner Traben, Trarbach, the Starkenburg and the Grevenburg, Looking Downstream 1824

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Traben, Trarbach, the Starkenburg and the Grevenburg, Looking Downstream
From Moselle (or Rhine) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXIX
Date 1824
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
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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).

August 2004

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