Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings near the Schiegenturm, Regensburg, Looking up the River Danube

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31353
Turner Bequest CCCX 39 a

Catalogue entry

As identified by Cecilia Powell,1 this horizontal view is to the west along Regensburg’s medieval walls overlooking the River Danube west of the city centre, looking upstream past some of the numerous towers formerly lining the south bank. The viewpoint is uncertain, as only the most westerly of the chain, the Prebrunnturm, now survives in the Herzogspark, and the quays are tree-lined. There is a view in the opposite direction on folio 40 recto opposite (D31354).
For numerous contemporary views of Regensburg in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 18 verso (D31311).2

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.243.
2
See also ibid., pp.69, 81 note 45.

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