Joseph Mallord William Turner

Moselle Scene with Distant Buildings; Figures and Boats; Figures on Board Boat Laden with Barrels; Cochem, Looking Upstream; Hills and Church

1839

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

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28296
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 3 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced sketches of scenes and landscapes encountered on the Moselle near Cochem, as well as a fairly detailed and agile drawing of the city itself. There are two swiftly rendered jottings of locals transporting barrels and other cargo onto a boat as well as some cursory sketches of rowing boats. Above the latter of these is an inscription which appears to read ‘Beaching a boat’. The carefully wrought prospect of Cochem incorporates the Reichsburg at the top of the mount, the Chapel of Saint Roch, the medieval fortified walls of the city, and the Gothic Church of St Martin with its striking onion cupola.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like