View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
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).