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.
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.
- Burg Metternich(19)
- River Mosel(336)