Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Rham, Luxembourg, and the Bock from the Hillside East of the Rham

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
D28273
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 60

Catalogue entry

This rough and swiftly rendered sketch depicts the fortified plateaux of the Rham and Bock from a hillside vantage point located to the east of the Rham. A gouache, pen and ink and watercolour drawing of Luxembourg from the East (Shrewsbury School) is of a similar composition to the present sketch.1
For other sketches of Luxembourg in this book see Tate D28228–D28231, D28266, D28267–D28272, D28274–D28288; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 32a–34, 56a, 57–59a, 60a–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

1
Powell 1991, p.180.

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