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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Rham, Luxembourg, and the Bock from the Hillside East of the Rham 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto
The Rham, Luxembourg, and the Bock from the Hillside East of the Rham 1839
D28273
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 60
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 101 x 168 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘60’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXXVIII–60’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rough and swiftly rendered sketch depicts the fortified plateaux of the Rham and Bock from a hillside vantage point located to the east of the Rham. A gouache, pen and ink and watercolour drawing of Luxembourg from the East (Shrewsbury School) is of a similar composition to the present sketch.1
For other sketches of Luxembourg in this book see Tate D28228–D28231, D28266, D28267–D28272, D28274–D28288; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 32a–34, 56a, 57–59a, 60a–67a. See also the earlier Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19712, D19714; Turner Bequest CCXVI 82, 83).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Powell 1991, p.180.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Rham, Luxembourg, and the Bock from the Hillside East of the Rham 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-rham-luxembourg-and-the-bock-from-the-hillside-east-of-r1150550, accessed 17 October 2021.