Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views near Trarbach

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: 163 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28402
Turner Bequest CCXC 26 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has filled the page with slight and swiftly rendered sketches of the landscape around Trarbach, all inversely orientated to the foliation. A tower, a likely part of the defensive structures built to protect Traben and Trarbach, is a repeated subject in these drawings, as is the spired church.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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