Joseph Mallord William Turner

Schloss Persenbeug across the River Danube, with a Boat; the Castle with Ybbs Opposite, Downstream

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 198 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30107
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 55 a

Catalogue entry

Unusually in this sketchbook (as opposed to using single pages horizontally), Turner has worked across a double-page spread for two views, both being continued on folio 56 recto opposite (D30108), under which the subjects, identified by Cecilia Powell,1 are discussed; they are out of sequence with those on adjacent pages, coming from a later stage of this phase of the tour, as set out in the sketchbook’s Introduction.
At the top here is the south front of Schloss Persenbeug, set above the River Danube, flowing to the right in the foreground; the continuation opposite includes a barge. Below, the castle is seen from upriver, looking south-east to Ybbs on the opposite bank on the other page. See also the 1833 Salzburg and Danube sketchbook (Tate D30257–D30258; Turner Bequest CCC 64a, 65)

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.240.

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