Joseph Mallord William Turner

Schaffhausen: The Fall Seen from Below on the South Shore

1802

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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
D02208
Turner Bequest XLVII 31

Catalogue entry

This is one of six studies made at Schaffhausen in this sketchbook; the others are D02203, D02206, D02207, D02229 and D02230 (Turner Bequest XLVII 26, 29, 30, 52, 53). This one, made with the page turned horizontally, seems to have been the principal source for the large painting of the Fall of the Rhine at Schaffhausen that Turner showed 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 45, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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