Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fortifications at Luxembourg

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D18471
Turner Bequest CCX 90

Catalogue entry

This rough and swiftly rendered sketch depicts fortifications atop the Bock plateau at Luxembourg (see also Tate D19712–D19715; Turner Bequest CCXVI 82–83a). This sheet, and its verso: Tate D18472; Turner Bequest CCX 90a, 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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