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Rendered with similar handling to the view of Cochem on the folio opposite (Tate D28543; Turner Bequest CCXCI 3a), in this sketch Turner shows the Capuchin monastery at top left and the steeple of Saint Martin’s Church at centre. Turner took this sketch ‘at a corner of the market square’ in Cochem, ‘looking ... towards the baroque town hall and the statue of St Martin and the beggar’.1
For other of Turner’s 1839 sketches of Cochem see the Trèves to Cochem and Coblenz to Mayence sketchbook (Tate D28359–D28363; Turner Bequest CCXC 5–7) and the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook (Tate D28295, D28296, D28318, D28319; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 3, 3a, 14a, 15). For earlier views see the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19792, D19795; Turner Bequest CCXVI 121, 122a).
Powell 1991, p.129 no.46.