J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Alken and Burg Thurandt 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Verso:
Alken and Burg Thurandt 1839
Turner Bequest CCXCI 20 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch shows the village of Alken with the Michaelskapelle and Wiltberg House. The ruins of the medieval castle of Thurandt are seen above Alken and to the right. There is a small jotting of the towers and battlements of the Burg above the principal sketch.
For other views of Alken and the Burg Thurandt in this sketchbook see Tate D28371–D28375, D28577; Turner Bequest 18–20, 21.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Alken and Burg Thurandt 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-alken-and-burg-thurandt-r1150860, accessed 02 December 2021.