Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bock, Pont du Château and Spanish Turret, Luxembourg, from the North

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D28280
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 63 a

Catalogue entry

Employing swift agile line, here Turner pictures the French military engineer Vauban’s fortified castle designed on the Rocher du Bock at left, and the arched two-storey Pont du Château and Spanish turret at far right.
For other sketches of Luxembourg in this book see Tate D28228–D28231, D28266–D28279, D282281–D28288; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 32a–34, 56a–63, 64–67a. See also the earlier Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19712, D19714; Turner Bequest CCXVI 82, 83).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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