Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cochem, Looking Upstream

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28547
Turner Bequest CCXCI 6

Catalogue entry

This slight and swiftly rendered sketch shows Cochem looking upstream on the Moselle, from a similar viewpoint to Tate D28543, D28545, D28546; Turner Bequest CCXCI 3a, 5, 5a. The ruined Castle Reichsburg is seen in profile atop a mount overlooking the city, while the steeple of Saint Martin’s Church is sketched summarily below with the Capuchin monastery behind it. This sketch and that on the folio opposite (Tate D28548; Turner Bequest CCXCI 6a) are close to Cochem from the North, a gouache and watercolour drawing executed on blue paper (Tate D20238; Turner Bequest CCXXI E).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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