Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape with Engelhaus Castle near Carlsbad

1835

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 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30755
Turner Bequest CCCIV 65 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts the mountainous Carlsbad region of Bohemia, now modern day Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. The village of Andelská Hora (known in German as Engelhaus) can be seen at centre left, at the foot of a hill crowned by a ruined castle. This a fourteenth century stronghold built by local nobility and destroyed in the Thirty Years’ War. A separate sketch of the castle is rendered in the sky. Turner has inscribed the sketch ‘Engelhouse’ at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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