Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cochem from Cond, Showing the Northern Part of the Town; The Burg at Cochem and its Neighbouring Hills


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 100 x 163 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXC 6

Catalogue entry

With fine and agile handling, Turner represents the town from the opposite riverbank at Cond. The sketch shows the baroque Parish Church of Saint Martin and a parade of narrow-fronted gabled houses lining the river. This sketch is continued from the folio opposite to make one panoramic view (Tate D28360; Turner Bequest CCXC 5a). Both formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing of c.1839 (Tate D24725; Turner Bequest CCLIX 160).
For further depictions of Cochem in this sketchbook see Tate D28359, D28362–D28363; Turner Bequest CCXC 5, 6a–7. See also the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook belonging to the 1839 tour (Tate D28295, D28296, D28318, D28319; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 3, 3a, 14a, 15). For earlier views see the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19792–D19796; Turner Bequest CCXVI 121–123).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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