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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Burg Treis from the Mosel 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Burg Treis from the Mosel 1839
Turner Bequest CCXCI 10
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘10’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCI–10’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch depicts the ruins of the Burg Treis, a medieval castle located upstream from Treis overlooking the confluence of the Flaum and the Dunn streams.1
Turner drew Burg Treis in 1824 in the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook (Tate D19799–D19801; Turner Bequest CCXVI 124a–125a) and in the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook in 1839 (Tate D28315; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 13). For Turner’s gouache drawings of Burg Treis of 1839 see Tate D20233, D24735; Turner Bequest CCXX Z, CCLIX 170; see also Tate D28998; Turner Bequest CCXCII 50, produced in 1840.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

Powell 1991, p.145 no.71.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Burg Treis from the Mosel 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-treis-from-the-mosel-r1150839, accessed 17 January 2022.