Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Schönburg and Kaub, Looking Downstream

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28498
Turner Bequest CCXC 74 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has taken a view looking downstream on the Rhine, incorporating Castle Schönburg atop the cliff at left and part of the town of Kaub in the foreground. Kaub is known for its Castles Pfalz (or Burg Pfalzgrafenstein) and Gutenfels (see Tate D28499; Turner Bequest CCXC 75) but in this sketch Turner pictures the town’s evangelical rectory (Evangelisches Pfarramt).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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