Joseph Mallord William Turner

Schloss Wallsee from the River Danube

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
D30018
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 9

Catalogue entry

There are four drawings of Schloss Wallsee here, made in quick succession one above the other and slightly overlapping down the page, with the last the other way up. Turner viewed it on the south bank of the Danube as he sailed past towards the west. For other views of the castle in this sketchbook, and those from 1833, see under folio 8 verso opposite (D30017).
Although Turner’s route upriver was straightforward, his somewhat haphazard use of this book to record it was not. For the geographical sequence of identified views between Vienna and Passau (see under folios 40 recto and 31 recto; D30076, D30058), see this sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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