Joseph Mallord William Turner

Schaffhausen: The Fall from the Left Bank

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 338 × 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02206
Turner Bequest XLVII 29

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this slight sketch is one of six studies made at Schaffhausen in the Fonthill sketchbook; the others are D02203, D02207, D02208, D02229 and D02230 (Turner Bequest XLVII 26, 30, 31, 52, 53). This and D02208 were used for reference for Turner’s large painting Fall of the Rhine at Schaffhausen, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1806 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).1
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.48–9 no.61, pl.72 (colour).
Technical notes:
For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 44, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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