Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Pont du Château, Luxembourg, Looking North-Eastwards to the Rham

1839

In Tate Britain

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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
D28277
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 62

Catalogue entry

The striking two-storey Pont du Château, built in 1735 to bridge the gap between two precipitous ridges, is seen here at the left. Buildings can be seen here and there on the craggy Rham plateau beyond. For other sketches in which the Pont du Château features see D28274, D28280, D28281; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 60a, 63a, 64. For a colour drawing of the subject see Tate D20249; Turner Bequest CCXXI P and one in the National Gallery of Ireland.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.419 no.1010, incorrectly catalogued as Sisteron, Basses Alpes, c.1830.

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