Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coblenz, with Bridge of Boats over the Rhine

after c.1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 237 x 294 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36165
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 308

Display caption

From 1842 Turner revived his youthful habit of allowing his patrons to select the subjects they wanted him to develop for them from his sketches. These were mostly views of Switzerland, but he also produced drawings of Coblenz for the writer John Ruskin from a study similar to this one.

Gallery label, August 2004

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