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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Burg Hohenbregenz and the Pilgrimage Church on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Burg Hohenbregenz and the Pilgrimage Church on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz 1840
D32269
Turner Bequest CCCXX 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 149 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCXX – 4’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the view is to the south from Bregenz, with the Hohenbregenz fortress on its crag on the Gebhardsberg mountain, surmounted by the spire of the adjacent pilgrimage church, which is continued onto folio 3 verso (D32268). It is not clear whether the buildings at the bottom left are part of the same prospect or nearby.
See under folio 2 verso (D32266) for Bregenz views on adjacent pages and four related watercolours on blue paper.1 The drawings on folios 4 recto–6 verso (D32269–D32274) are all from Gebhardsberg viewpoints.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Edward Yardley, ‘Picture Notes: A View of Old Bregenz’, Turner Studies, vol.2, no.2, Winter 1983, pp.54–5, Powell 1995, pp.65, 81 note 8, 155, and Selborne 2008, pp.96, 98 note 2.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Burg Hohenbregenz and the Pilgrimage Church on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-burg-hohenbregenz-and-the-pilgrimage-church-on-the-r1196504, accessed 14 August 2022.