Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Upstream

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: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19790
Turner Bequest CCXVI 120

Catalogue entry

With nimble line, Turner depicts the picturesque Moselle town of Beilstein, with the Church of St Joseph and the Castle Metternich from a vantage point on the outskirts of Ellenz. For further drawings of the Burg Metternich in this book see Tate D19784, D19787–D19789, D19792, D20166, D20167; Turner Bequest CCXVI 117, 118a–119a, 121, CCXIX 5, 6.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2014

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