Joseph Mallord William Turner

Alken and Burg Thurandt, from the Hillside beyond the Michaelskapelle, Looking Down on the Wiltberg House

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 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28573
Turner Bequest CCXCI 19

Catalogue entry

Turner ‘toiled up the steep hillside north of the town across the Alkenerbachtal’ in order to take this inland view of the hills and rooftops of Alken.1 The Michaelskapelle and Wiltberg House are also shown here (see Tate D28574; Turner Bequest CCXCI 19a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

1
Powell 1991, p.147 no.76.

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