Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bornhofen, Burg Sterrenberg and Burg Liebenstein, Looking Downstream

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28515
Turner Bequest CCXC 82 a

Catalogue entry

This rough and swiftly rendered sketch shows the precipitous cliffs of the Rhine Gorge at Bornhofen with the Castles Sterrenberg and Liebenstein at centre.
For other sketches of these castles see Tate D28511, D28513, D28514; Turner Bequest CCXC 80, 81, 81a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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