Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cochem, 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 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28546
Turner Bequest CCXCI 5 a

Catalogue entry

This slight and swiftly rendered sketch shows Cochem looking upstream on the Mosel. The viewpoint is similar to Tate D28543, D28545, D28547; Turner Bequest CCXCI 3a, 5, 6. The ruined Castle Reichsburg is seen in profile atop a mount overlooking the city, while the steeple of Saint Martin’s Church is sketched in summary line at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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