Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Leyen Burg, Looking Upstream

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: 100 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28587
Turner Bequest CCXCI 26 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch of the town of Gondorf and the Leyen Burg is one of a series of eight pencil studies Turner made of these subjects from vantage points the Moselle and inland (Tate D28583–D28586; Turner Bequest CCXCI 24a–26). Part of the castle is shown here, giving onto the river’s bank, as Turner sailed upstream.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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