Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Liebfrauenkirche at Oberwesel and the Schönburg, Looking Upstream

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 163 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28472
Turner Bequest CCXC 61 a

Catalogue entry

Turner depicts the spire of the medieval Church of Our Lady (Pfarrkirche Liebfrauen) at bottom left and beyond it, the ascent towards the Castle Schönburg. The lower part of the Liebfrauenkirche continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D28473; Turner Bequest CCXC 62). For other drawings of Oberwesel in this sketchbook see Tate D28459–D28466, D28468–69, Turner Bequest CCXC 55–58a, 59a–60.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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