Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocks in the Höllergrund

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: 170 × 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31002
Turner Bequest CCCVI 60

Catalogue entry

This jotting shows a rock formation in Saxon Switzerland called the Höllergrund (inscribed by Turner ‘Heler rund’), which translates ‘Hell’s Bottom’. It is recorded again in similar rough sketches on Tate D31003–D31004; Turner Bequest CCCVI 60a–61.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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