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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Burg Bischofstein and Burgen, Looking Downstream 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Burg Bischofstein and Burgen, Looking Downstream 1839
D28563
Turner Bequest CCXCI 14
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Bishopstein’ and ‘Burgen’
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCI–14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner shows the castle of Bischofstein atop a conical mount at left, presiding over the town of Burgen at right.
For other sketches of the castle in this book see Tate D28562, D28564–D28566; Turner Bequest CCXCI 13a, 14a–15a and the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook of 1839 (Tate D28314, D28316, D28319; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 12a, 13a, 15). There are also two related colour drawings executed in around 1839 (Tate D28966, D29021; Turner Bequest CCXCII 19, 70).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Burg Bischofstein and Burgen, Looking Downstream 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-burg-bischofstein-and-burgen-looking-downstream-r1150847, accessed 19 January 2022.