Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Upstream

1824

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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
D20192
Turner Bequest CCXIX 31

Catalogue entry

This slight and summary pencil drawing shows Bernkastel on the Moselle, marked out by the spire of the Church of St Michael. The Burg Landshut overlooks the town from atop a conical mount towards the right. For other drawings of Bernkastel and the Landshut see Tate D19757–D19760, D20176–D20182; Turner Bequest CCXVI 104a–106, CCXIX 15–21.1
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:
Turner has inscribed in pencil the words ‘Weelin’ and ‘Zelting’ in reference to the towns of Wehlen and Zeltingen depicted on the folio opposite (Tate D20183; Turner Bequest CCXIX 22).

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

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