Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Banks of the Moselle

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 160 × 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20174
Turner Bequest CCXIX 13

Catalogue entry

This swiftly rendered view shows the peaks and slopes of the Moselle valley, with two defensive towers built into the rock at centre-right and bottom left. Loose chalk hatching suggests the fall of light on the mountainside and highlights a small drift of cirrus clouds.
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Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

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