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In this view the Castle or Burg Coraidelstein appears precariously perched atop a steep gorge, overlooking Klotten and the Church of Saint-Maximin. Turner’s colouring is vivid, comprised of amber, gold, mauve and blue pigments applied in a fluid and gestural manner. Highlights of vibrant pink and dark blue mark out the fall of light and dark on the ruins of the Coraidelstein and the craggy rocks surrounding it.
There has been substantial fading and discolouration of the drawing.
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXCII–78’ at bottom left; inscribed in pencil ‘110 b’ at centre towards right and ‘CCXCII–78’ at bottom centre.