Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ehrenbreitstein from the Rhine Quay at Koblenz

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19785
Turner Bequest CCXVI 117 a

Catalogue entry

Contrary to Finberg’s original catalogue title for this drawing, ‘Ruined castle on rock, probably Beilstein’, Cecilia Powell has discovered that Turner here records the mighty fortress of Ehrenbreitstein at Koblenz, Germany. More sketches of the citadel can be found on Tate D19818–D19821, D19826–D19830; Turner Bequest CCXVI 134–135a, 138–140.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2014

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