Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burg Treis

c.1839

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24735
Turner Bequest CCLIX 170

Display caption

Just upstream of Treis travellers on the Mosel enjoy a very beautiful view of Burg Treis, situated on a conical hill at the entrance of two side-valleys (no.71). They then reach Treis itself (no.72) which lies almost opposite Karden (no.73). The atmosphere of all three studies is cloudy, misty or vaporous, evoking a fresher and more pensive mood than that of the Mosel scenes drenched in sunlight.

Gallery label, August 1991

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