Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Katz, Sankt Goarshausen and Sankt Goar, Looking Upstream; The Lorelei, Looking Upstream; Sankt Goar and Burg Rheinfels, Looking Upstream

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28457
Turner Bequest CCXC 54

Catalogue entry

From the upper to lower register (running parallel to the gutter of the book), these three panoramic sketches show Burg Katz and the towns of Sankt Goarshausen and Sankt Goar on the Rhine; the Lorelei (a slate cliff on the eastern bank of the river which soars some 132 metres above the waterline); and Sankt Goar and the Castle Rhinefels which presides over it.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

1
‘Loreley (Lorelei)’, Loreley Info, http://www.loreley-info.com/index.php, accessed 23 July 2013.

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