Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Lahneck and the Mouth of the Lahn, Looking up the Rhine to Oberlahnstein and Schloss Stolzenfels

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 220 × 291 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20159
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 21

Catalogue entry

This rough and swiftly executed sketch shows the Burg Lahneck at left, overlooking the town of Lahnstein and the confluence of the Lahn and Rhine Rivers. In the distance towards right is the Schloss Stolzenfels, rendered in faint quivering line (see Tate D20158; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 20). An array of cursory marks suggest the lay of the riverbank in the foreground: trees, shrubbery, a pathway, perhaps also boats and figures.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

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