Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bock and the Grünewald, Luxembourg, from the Hillside East of the Rham

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28272
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 59 a

Catalogue entry

This rough and swiftly rendered sketch depicts the fortified plateaus of the Bock and Grünewald from a hillside viewpoint east of the Rham. For other sketches of Luxembourg in this book see Tate D28228–D28231, D28266, D28267–D28271, D28273–D28288; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 32a–34, 56a, 57–59, 60–67a. See also the earlier Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19712, D19714; Turner Bequest CCXVI 82, 83).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like

In the shop