Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from the Grünewald of the Bock, the Rham and Luxembourg City

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
D28285
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 66

Catalogue entry

Rendered with bold pencil line, this sketch depicts the Bock and the Rham plateaux with its various fortifications and churches from the northern stretches of the Alzette valley. Elements of this sketch and others (Tate D28281–D28283, D28286–D28287; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 64–65, 66a–67) were combined to form a gouache, watercolour and pen and ink drawing on blue paper of a similar date.1

Part of the topographical plan of Luxembourg extends onto this page from the folio opposite (Tate D28284; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 65 a).

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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