Joseph Mallord William Turner

Traben, Trarbach and the Grevenburg, Looking Downstream, with the Flying Bridge in the Foreground


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 100 × 163 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXC 21

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Grevenburg Castle and that on the previous folio (Tate D28390; Turner Bequest CCXC 20a) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing of c.1839 (Tate D20275; Turner Bequest CCXXII P). The villages of Traben and Trarbach are depicted at either side of the Moselle with the remains of an old flying bridge which linked the two villages in former times.
For other sketches of Trarbach and the Grevenburg see Tate D28392–D28395, D28400–D28401; Turner Bequest CCXC 21a–23, 25a–26. See also the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook of the 1839 tour (Tate D28308, D28310; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 9a, 10a). For other 1839 colour drawings see Tate D20223, D20234, D20240, D20259; Turner Bequest CCXX P, CCXXI A, G, Z).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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