In this gouache of Luxembourg Turner pictures the Bock, one of three fortified plateaux which dominate the city. The view is taken from a high vantage point to the east of Luxembourg and is similar to Tate D20285; Turner Bequest CCXXII Z. The Bock promontory is depicted running diagonally across the page. Turner derived the composition of this work from pencil sketches in the Givet, Mézières, Verdun, Metz, Luxemburg and Trèves sketchbook of 1839 (Tate D28267–D28269, D28272, D28273; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 57–58, 59a, 60).
Inscribed in pencil ‘27a’ top centre towards right; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXXII–N’ bottom left; inscribed in pencil ‘CCXXII N’ bottom right.
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