Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Downstream

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 160 × 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20167
Turner Bequest CCXIX 6

Catalogue entry

Diminutive amid the rugged slopes of the Moselle valley, Turner shows the town of Beilstein at left, presided over by the castle Metternich, once the property, as Bartholomew Stritch writes, ‘of the Electors of Treves... held for them by the noble vassals the counts of Matternich and Winneburg’.1
For further drawings of the Burg Metternich, belonging to the 1824 tour, see Tate D19784, D19787, D19788, D19790, D19792, D20166; Turner Bequest CCXVI 117, 118a, 119, 120, 121, CCXIX 5). For later works, see Tate D20239, D28301, D28320, D28321, D28364, D28366–D28368, D28527, D28537; Turner Bequest CCXXI F, CCLXXXIX 6a, 15a, 16, CCXC 7a, 8a–9a, 86a, 91a.
1
Bartholomew Stritch, The Meuse, the Moselle, and the Rhine; or, A six weeks’ tour through the finest river scenery in Europe, by B.S., London 1845, p.57.
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Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

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