Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Rheinfels, Looking Downstream to Wellmich Church and Burg Maus in the Distance, from the Riverside at St Goar

1817

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 202 x 265 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12918
Turner Bequest CLXI 21 a

Display caption

Turner used the 'Rhine' sketchbook between 20 and 30 August 1817 for bigger and better pencil sketches than those he was drawing on the same days in nos.1 and 2. The most outstanding of these were drawn at towns where he stayed overnight - Cologne, Coblenz and St Goar. Here he chose his sketching places with great care and produced a series of drawings as fine as any in his career. The sketch on ff.21v-22r was drawn from the waterside at St Goar looking downstream to Burg Rheinfels, the largest castle fortress on the Middle Rhine apart from Ehrenbreitstein (see no.24), and, in the distance, the graceful and much smaller Burg Maus.

Gallery label, August 2004

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