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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Seven Sketches of the Moselle between Trittenheim and Dhron 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 103 Recto:
Seven Sketches of the Moselle between Trittenheim and Dhron 1824
D19752
Turner Bequest CCXVI 102
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘W’ top left; ‘Drittinhim’ top left; ‘Misty’ left centre toward top; ‘5’ centre right; ‘Numagen’ centre towards bottom; ‘Tron’ bottom centre towards right
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘102’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–102’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These finely wrought views show the Moselle valley between Trittenheim (inscribed ‘Drittinhim’) and Dhron (‘Tron’), with the town of Neumagen at centre. Turner notes that the atmosphere was ‘misty’ in the sketch of Trittenheim. For similar drawings see Tate D19744–D19751, D19753–D19756; Turner Bequest CCXVI 98–101a, 102a–104.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Seven Sketches of the Moselle between Trittenheim and Dhron 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-seven-sketches-of-the-moselle-between-trittenheim-and-dhron-r1174543, accessed 17 January 2022.