Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Montroyal and its Setting

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
D28383
Turner Bequest CCXC 17

Catalogue entry

These rough and swiftly wrought sketches depict the ruined fortress of Montroyal at Traben-Trarbach. All of the sketches were drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down. Turner has inscribed the page ‘Montroy’. There are other, similarly rendered sketches of the same monument on folio 16 verso (Tate D28382; Turner Bequest CCXC 16 a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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