Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Bischofstein

c.1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29021
Turner Bequest CCXCII 70

Display caption

The tall cylindrical tower of Burg Bischofstein, which stands on a rugged ridge rising steeply from the Mosel, is one of the most arresting sights on the entire river and is visible for a considerable distance. It is also a far more forbidding castle than any other on the Mosel, being built of very dark stone. Turner's colour harmonies and handling here are both reminiscent of those used in nos.71-73.

Gallery label, August 1991

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