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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner On the Moselle 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
On the Moselle 1824
Turner Bequest CCXIX 14
Pencil, chalk and watercolour on white wove paper, 160 x 235 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘14’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIX–14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rendered summarily with fluid pencil line, here Turner shows a sweeping meander of the Moselle with a village at its banks on the right. Flecks of chalk highlight certain features of the landscape and reflections are rendered in the very same white to evoke the crystalline transparency of the waters.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘On the Moselle 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2013, 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-on-the-moselle-r1174909, accessed 27 June 2022.