Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Upstream from Ellenz

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19788
Turner Bequest CCXVI 119

Catalogue entry

With nimble line, here Turner records the picturesque Moselle town of Beilstein, with the Church of St Joseph and the Castle Metternich, from a vantage point at Ellenz. For further drawings of the Burg Metternich in this book see Tate D19784, D19787, D19789, D19790, D19792, D20166, D20167; Turner Bequest CCXVI 117, 118a, 119a 120, 121, CCXIX 5, 6. For later drawings, see Tate D28301, D28320, D28321, D28364, D28366–D28368, D28527, D28528, D28537; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 6a, 15a, 16, CCXC 7a, 8a–9a, 86a, 87, 91a. See also the 1839 gouache and watercolour drawing: Tate D20239; Turner Bequest CCXXI F.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2014

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