This rough pencil sketch of Luxembourg City from the north was used by Turner to create a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper in the winter of 1839 (Tate D20247; Turner Bequest CCXXI N). This prospect shows the Alzette River winding through a narrow valley, flanked by precipitous cliffs. Houses can be seen at the lower reaches of the cliffs, built into the rocks at a sharp angle. A bridge is suggested in the foreground, with a small spired church to its left.
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