Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ehrenbreitstein, Looking up the Rhine

1839

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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
D28607
Turner Bequest CCXCI 36 a

Catalogue entry

The principal sketch is of Ehrenbreitstein citadel at Koblenz, looking up the Rhine. Above and below it are isolated cursory jottings which show a tower and a river scene with notes inscribed reading: ‘Raft of Wood’ and ‘Coblen’ (for Koblenz).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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