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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Baden 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Baden 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVI 10
Pencil on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘10’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXVI 10’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As recognised by Robert Upstone, this very slight sketch depicts Baden, of which there are various views in this sketchbook. Like folios 15 verso and 63 (D04668, D04720), it was presumably a first impression jotted down as Turner approached from Zurich (see especially folio 11 verso, D04660), taking in Castle Stein on its crag and the old town in the valley of the River Limmat below. For Castle Stein, see folios 58 and 59 (D04715, D04716). Perhaps the following year, 1803, Turner worked up these views in a colour study (Tate D04899; Turner Bequest LXXX F).

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Baden 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-baden-r1133133, accessed 28 February 2021.