Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bernkastel and the Landshut, 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
D20181
Turner Bequest CCXIX 20

Catalogue entry

This view, rendered in faint, summary pencil line and highlighted in chalk, shows the Moselle town of Bernkastel and the Burg Landshut overlooking it from atop a cliff. The Gothic Church of St Michael, celebrated for its turreted spire, can be seen at left. This drawing and others in the 1824 sketchbooks are related to a highly finished watercolour of the town and its castle produced in around 1830; see Tate D19757–D19760, D20176–D20177, D20179–D20180, D20182; Turner Bequest CCXVI 104a–106, CCXIX 15–16, 18–19, 21.1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.465 no.1378; reproduced in colour in Powell 1995, p.108.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

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