Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of Riverside Towns

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30748
Turner Bequest CCCIV 62

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced two sketches showing unidentified riverside towns, each with a church and boats moored at the banks of the waterway. The inscription ‘Amruck’ at top right possibly refers to the town of Rück, Bavaria, which Turner would have passed as he followed the River Main from Würzburg to Frankfurt. ‘Am Rück’ roughly translates as ‘at’ or ‘in’ Rück.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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