Joseph Mallord William Turner

(1) View up the Elbe to Lilienstein and Königstein Town and Fortress, from the Hillside; (2) (3) Königstein from the North-West

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: 170 × 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30938
Turner Bequest CCCVI 28

Catalogue entry

These sketches, which are continued on the folio opposite (Tate D30938; Turner Bequest CCCVI 28), show the River Elbe in Saxony. The uppermost view depicts Lilienstein Mountain and the town of Königstein, overlooked at right by Königstein Mountain and Fortress. Below are two views of the same town taken from a north-westerly vantage point. For more drawings of Königstein see Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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