Joseph Mallord William Turner

View up the Elbe to Lilienstein, Pfaffenstein and Königstein, from the Bastei, with the Viewing Platform in the Centre Left

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D30997
Turner Bequest CCCVI 57 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner shows the Elbe valley in Saxony, looking towards Lilienstein, Pfaffenstein andKönigstein Mountains. The artist drew this prospect on the Bastei rocks, close to a viewing platform seen through the trees at centre left. See also Tate D30981–D31001; Turner Bequest CCCVI 49a–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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