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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fortifications at Luxembourg and a Plan of its Situation 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 65 Verso:
Fortifications at Luxembourg and a Plan of its Situation 1839
D28284
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 65 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 101 x 168 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the upper register Turner has produced a cursory jotting of fortifications at Luxembourg, followed by other drawings of the same subject rendered with more agile line. At the gutter of the sketchbook the artist has drawn a quick plan of the topography of Luxembourg City: helpful given its complex arrangement of river valleys, plateaux, citadels and fortifications. A little of the plan extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D28285; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 66).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Fortifications at Luxembourg and a Plan of its Situation 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-fortifications-at-luxembourg-and-a-plan-of-its-situation-r1150561, accessed 28 October 2021.