Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Downstream; Detail of the Spire of St Joseph’s Church

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28321
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 16

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch shows Beilstein taken from a different angle from those views on the folio opposite (Tate D28320; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 15a). The Burg Metternich’s keep, outer bailey, round tower and residential and side buildings can be seen built into the steep slate cliff overlooking the village below. St Joseph’s Church and Carmelite Monastery is directly below; Turner has made a quick jotting of its spire above and to the left has inscribed ‘Jos’, a shortening of ‘Joseph’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like