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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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 6 Recto:
The Pilgrimage Church at Burg Hohenbregenz, on the Gebhardsberg above Bregenz and Lake Constance (the Bodensee) 1840
D32273
Turner Bequest CCCXX 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 89 x 149 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘C[... ?Way]’ towards top left, ‘Sloss G’ top centre, ‘1’ towards top right, ‘2’ towards bottom right, and ‘sun’, ‘red’ and ‘Brz’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCXX – 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
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. In the main view here the curve of the Bregenz shore of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) is seen far below. At the top left and bottom right are thumbnail sketches of related views; framed by pencil lines and slight but evocative, the second indicates the setting ‘sun’ turning the lake ‘red’.
See under folio 2 verso (D32266) for Bregenz views on adjacent pages and four related watercolours on blue paper.1 The drawings on folios 4 recto–6 verso (D32269–D32274) are all from Gebhardsberg viewpoints.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Edward Yardley, ‘Picture Notes: A View of Old Bregenz’, Turner Studies, vol.2, no.2, Winter 1983, 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-r1196508, accessed 07 August 2022.