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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Banks of the Moselle 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Recto:
The Banks of the Moselle 1824
Turner Bequest CCXIX 13
Pencil, chalk and watercolour on white wove paper, 160 x 235 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘13’ by Ruskin bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIX–13’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This swiftly rendered view shows the peaks and slopes of the Moselle valley, with two defensive towers built into the rock at centre-right and bottom left. Loose chalk hatching suggests the fall of light on the mountainside and highlights a small drift of cirrus clouds.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Banks of 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-the-banks-of-the-moselle-r1174930, accessed 28 June 2022.