Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fortifications and the Pont du Château, Luxembourg

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18472
Turner Bequest CCX 90 a

Catalogue entry

Finberg titled this page of drawings ‘Views of a ruined abbey’: it actually holds views of the fortifications on the Bock ridge at Luxembourg and the eighteenth-century two-storey Pont du Château which connects two of the Bock’s cliffs (see also D20249, D28274, D28277, D28280–D28281; Turner Bequest CCXXI P, CCLXXXVIII 60a, 62, 63a–64).
This sheet, and its recto: Tate D18471; Turner Bequest CCX 90, was removed from the present sketchbook and bound into the Brighton and Arundel sketchbook (Turner Bequest CCX) at some point in the nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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