Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Bischofstein and Burgen, Looking Downstream

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
D28563
Turner Bequest CCXCI 14

Catalogue entry

Here Turner shows the castle of Bischofstein atop a conical mount at left, presiding over the town of Burgen at right.
For other sketches of the castle in this book see Tate D28562, D28564–D28566; Turner Bequest CCXCI 13a, 14a–15a and the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook of 1839 (Tate D28314, D28316, D28319; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 12a, 13a, 15). There are also two related colour drawings executed in around 1839 (Tate D28966, D29021; Turner Bequest CCXCII 19, 70).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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