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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Pilgrimage Church at Burg Hohenbregenz, on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz and Lake Constance (the Bodensee) 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
The Pilgrimage Church at Burg Hohenbregenz, on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz and Lake Constance (the Bodensee) 1840
D32272
Turner Bequest CCCXX 5a
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 149 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Brentz’ towards bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the pages turned horizontally, folios 5 verso, 6 recto and 6 verso (D32272–D32274) show aspects of the south-eastern end of the pilgrimage church at Burg Hohenbregenz on its dramatic rocky crag (since softened by trees) on the Gebhardsberg mountain south of Bregenz. Lake Constance (the Bodensee) stretches to the north-west beyond, with the setting sun low over the horizon. In noting ‘page 5a’ among Bregenz subjects, Edward Yardley described ‘a close-up view of a church and spire, possibly St Gallus or the monastery’,1 which appears more applicable to the recto (D32271).
At the bottom left and right here are slight continuations from the sketches opposite (D32273). See under folio 2 verso (D32266) for Bregenz views on adjacent pages and four related watercolours on blue paper.2 The drawings on folios 4 recto–6 verso (D32269–D32274) are all from Gebhardsberg viewpoints.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
Yardley 1983, p.55.
2
See also ibid., pp.54–5, Powell 1995, pp.65, 81 note 8, 155, and Selborne 2008, pp.96, 98 note 2.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Pilgrimage Church at Burg Hohenbregenz, on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz and Lake Constance (the Bodensee) 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-pilgrimage-church-at-burg-hohenbregenz-on-the-r1196507, accessed 07 August 2022.