Joseph Mallord William Turner

View Southwards to Lilienstein, Pfaffenstein and Königstein with the Bastei Platform among Trees

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30991
Turner Bequest CCCVI 54 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner shows the Elbe valley in Saxony, looking towards the Lilienstein, Pfaffenstein andKönigstein Mountains. The prospect was taken close to a viewing platform on the Bastei Rocks, seen through trees. See also Tate D30981–D31001; Turner Bequest CCCVI 49a–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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