Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bernkastel and the Landshut, with St Nicholas’s Hospital, Kues on the Opposite Bank, 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
D20177
Turner Bequest CCXIX 16

Catalogue entry

A study of Bernkastel’s Gothic St Michael’s Church occupies the left foreground of this drawing, Turner recording its turreted spire and the buildings surrounding it with relative detail. Beyond, atop the conical mount, is the Burg Landshut and on the opposite bank of the Moselle to Bernkastel, the town of Kues.
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, D20178–D20182; Turner Bequest CCXVI 104a–106, CCXIX 15, 17–21.1
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:
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Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

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