Joseph Mallord William Turner

Alken and Burg Thurandt

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28576
Turner Bequest CCXCI 20 a

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch shows the village of Alken with the Michaelskapelle and Wiltberg House. The ruins of the medieval castle of Thurandt are seen above Alken and to the right. There is a small jotting of the towers and battlements of the Burg above the principal sketch.
For other views of Alken and the Burg Thurandt in this sketchbook see Tate D28371–D28375, D28577; Turner Bequest 18–20, 21.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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