Joseph Mallord William Turner

Briedel and the Marienburg, Looking Upstream; Zell, Looking Downstream

1824

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19775
Turner Bequest CCXVI 113 a

Catalogue entry

Rendered with agile line, these three views depict the Moselle valley at Briedel and Zell. The uppermost sketch shows the first of these towns from a distance, with the ruined remains of the Kloster Marienburg atop the high ridge at centre. Zell is pictured in the central and lowermost sketches, with the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and the Pulverturm, a three-tiered defensive tower positioned a little way up the hillside. Further studies of Zell can be found on Tate D19778, D28376–D28377, D28379; Turner Bequest CCXVI 114, CCXC 13a–14, 15.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2014

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