Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cochem, Looking Upstream

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28548
Turner Bequest CCXCI 6 a

Catalogue entry

This view and that on folio 6 recto (Tate D28547; Turner Bequest CCXCI 6) are similar in terms of vantage point to Cochem from the North, a gouache and watercolour drawing executed on blue paper (Tate D20238; Turner Bequest CCXXI E). The Reichsburg Castle is seen to the left of St Martin’s Church, whilst the Capuchin monastery is situated to its right. The opening to the Endert river valley is also visible at right, where there is a break in the hills.
Turner has inscribed ‘Cun’ at the foot of the sketch; he is presumably referring to the village of Cond which lies on the opposite bank of the Moselle to Cochem.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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