Joseph Mallord William Turner

Aschaffenburg: Two Views of the Schloss Johannisburg

1835

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30714
Turner Bequest CCCIV 44 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts part of the Schloss Johannisburg, a chateau overlooking the River Main at Aschaffenburg, Bavaria. The Schloss was built in the early sixteen hundreds for the Prince Bishop of Mainz. One of its four baroque corner towers is shown here, along with some of the façade. At top left Turner has also pictured the palace’s riverside aspect; the bottom of the building can be seen near the water’s edge with meadows beyond.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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