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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Luxembourg 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 87 Recto:
?Luxembourg 1824
D19720
Turner Bequest CCXVI 86
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘86’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–86’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The diminutive sketch at the uppermost register appears to be of Luxembourg, most probably of the heavily fortified Bock plateau. The unsteady pencil strokes at right and left are continuations of Turner’s so-called ‘carriage sketches’: the rather unruly jottings made by the artist as he was driven in a rickety carriage on bumpy roads (Tate D19717, D19719; Turner Bequest CCXVI 85a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘?Luxembourg 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-luxembourg-r1174511, accessed 23 January 2022.