Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Fürstenberg

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30661
Turner Bequest CCCIV 16

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the Rhine in Germany, with Burg Fürstenberg atop a ridge at left. The castle is pictured elsewhere in the Turner Bequest on Tate D12825, D12842, D12940, D29727–D29731, D30572–D30573, D30662; Turner Bequest CLX 64, 72a, CLXI 31a, CCXCVI 67a–69, CCCIII 58–59, CCCIV 16a; see also a watercolour of Fürstenberg produced in 1817 now housed at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester.1
Turner has inscribed ‘Furstenberg’ at rear.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.374 no.641.

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