Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Schlossberg, Graz, from the North

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30087
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 45 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, only the top of Graz’s Schlossberg fortress is shown here from the north,1 as a continuation across the gutter from the main part of one of various views on folio 46 recto opposite (D30088).
Turner’s views of Graz are mainly concentrated between folios 41 verso and 48 recto (D30079–D30092), and were likely made in reverse of the sketchbook’s present foliated order; see under D30079 for further discussion.2

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.240.
2
See also ibid., pp.66, 81 note 22.

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