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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Burg Thurandt and Alken, Looking Downstream; Alken and Burg Thurandt, Looking Upstream 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 130 Verso:
Burg Thurandt and Alken, Looking Downstream; Alken and Burg Thurandt, Looking Upstream 1824
D19807
Turner Bequest CCXVI 128 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘5’ centre right towards top; ‘Wall [?Mending]’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In these five swiftly executed views Turner studies the Burg Thurandt overlooking the village of Alken on the Moselle from various angles. The artist has inscribed a note which appears to read ‘Wall [?Mending]’ at bottom left, though the sketch is too small and slight to see figures at work in this way. For further drawings of the castle see Tate D19806, D19808–D19809, D20267, D28305, D28307, D28571–D28577, D28949, D29023; Turner Bequest CCXVI 128, 129–129a, CCXXII H, CCLXXXIX 8, 9, CCXCI 18–21, CCXCII 2, 72.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Burg Thurandt and Alken, Looking Downstream; Alken and Burg Thurandt, Looking Upstream 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-burg-thurandt-and-alken-looking-downstream-alken-and-burg-r1174598, accessed 27 July 2021.