Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Moselle Valley between the Marienburg and Montroyal

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: 163 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28387
Turner Bequest CCXC 19

Catalogue entry

These loose and quick sketches depict the Moselle Valley running between the Marienburg at Zell and the ruined fortress of Montroyal at Traben-Trarbach. . All have been executed with the sketchbook orientated upside down and all extend to the folio opposite (Tate D28386; Turner Bequest CCXC 18 a). The central sketch shows the village of Burg, its chapel drawn on the opposite folio. Turner has inscribed ‘Road’ at the far left of this sketch.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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