Joseph Mallord William Turner

View at Luxembourg, along the Alzette Valley

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D28286
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 66 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts the craggy and precipitous valley of the Alzette. Elements of this sketch and others (Tate D28281–D28283, D28285, D28287; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 64–65, 66, 67) were combined to form a gouache, watercolour and pen and ink drawing on blue paper of a similar date.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.421 no.1022.

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