Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Hals and Houses in Hals, to the East from the Ilz Valley

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31403
Turner Bequest CCCX 64 a

Catalogue entry

As Cecilia Powell recognised,1 this horizontal drawing shows the view from the west up to the ruins of Burg Hals beyond houses in the upper part of the village, climbing the narrow neck of land surrounded by a tight meander of the River Ilz, looking downstream at this point; compare folio 63 verso (D31401). The crag and castle are now somewhat softened by vegetation. There is a loose detail of part of the castle at the top right.
For numerous contemporary views of Hals and the ruins on adjacent pages of this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 58 verso (D31391).

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.244.

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