View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Graphite on paper
- Support: 100 x 163 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXC 88 a
Rendered with loose, rough line Turner has recorded three views of Koblenz and the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein taken from a distance on a boat on the Moselle.
For other drawings of Ehrenbreitstein and Koblenz in this sketchbook see Tate D28351– D28353, D28356, D28437–D28447, D28530, D28532, D28533; Turner Bequest CCXC 1–2, 3a, 44–49, 88, 89, 89a. See also Enhrenbreitstein in depicted in two other sketchbooks belonging to the 1839 tour: the First Mossel and Oxford (Tate D28297, D28301, D28306, D28316, D28317; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 4, 6, 7, 8a, 13a, 14) and the Cochem to Coblenz – Home (Tate D28603, D28605–D28607; Turner Bequest CCXCI 34a, 35a–36a).
For earlier depictions of Ehrenbreitstein see the Waterloo and Rhine sketchbook of 1817 (Tate D12781–D12783, D12802–D12806, D12809; Turner Bequest CLX 42–43, 52a–54a, 56); the Rhine sketchbook of the same date (Tate D12894, D12899, D12901–D12902, D12908; Turner Bequest 7, 10, 11–11a, 15); the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19785, D19818–D19821, D19826–D19830; Turner Bequest CCXVI 117 a, 134–135a, 138–140). There are also a number of fine colour drawings depicting the fortress and neighbouring Koblenz, some of which include: Tate D24804, D24809, D24833, D36138, D36206; Turner Bequest CCLIX 239, 244, 268, CCCLXIV 285, 346.