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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ruined Castles on Hills; ?Rhine Valley 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Ruined Castles on Hills; ?Rhine Valley 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVII 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed probably by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject has not been identified but may be in the Rhine valley along which Turner returned towards France. See folio 1 of this sketchbook (D04736) for a view of Bad Säckingen just under twenty miles upstream from Basle and folio 6 for one probably of St Chrischona between the city and Rheinfelden. Folios 4, 5 and 7 (D04739, D04740, D04742) have similar and perhaps related sketches.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Ruined Castles on Hills; ?Rhine Valley 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ruined-castles-on-hills-rhine-valley-r1133441, accessed 24 June 2024.