Joseph Mallord William Turner

Säckingen on the Rhine

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04736
Turner Bequest LXXVII 1

Catalogue entry

On his way along the Rhine back towards France, Turner passed through Bad Säckingen, as it now is, just under twenty miles upstream from Basle. Turner’s view is taken from across the Rhine towards the old town, with Schloss Schönau, with its polygonal corner towers, at its heart and the covered wooden bridge which crosses the river towards the Swiss town of Stein on the right.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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