Joseph Mallord William Turner

On the Mosel

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 186 x 226 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36102
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 256

Display caption

Throughout this series on dark blue paper, Turner repeatedly characterised the colours and outlines of the hills lining the Mosel, paying particular attention to the redness of their sandstone and the craggy outcrops of rocks. This is interspersed with occasional clumps of trees or bushes. This work may show the view looking downstream towards Piesport with its eighteenth-century church situated almost on the river bank.  

Gallery label, September 2004

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