Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Castles on the Moselle

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
D28416
Turner Bequest CCXC 33 a

Catalogue entry

With swift summary line, Turner has made two sketches of the profiles of ruined castles atop a mount. Given their form they may show the Landshut at Bernkastel which is depicted elsewhere in the sketchbook (Tate D28406–D28412; Turner Bequest CCXC 28a–31a. See also the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook belonging to the 1839 tour (Tate D28312–D28313; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 11a–12).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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