Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cochem, Looking Upstream from the Endertbachtal


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 100 × 163 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXC 6 a

Catalogue entry

Turner has taken this slight sketch from a high viewpoint in the Enderbach valley, affording him an excellent panorama of Cochem and its landmarks. The tower of the Church of Saint Martin is in the middle distance towards the left and in the distance at right, the ruins of the Reichsburg crowning a conical mount.
For further depictions of Cochem in this sketchbook see Tate D28359–D28361, D28363; Turner Bequest CCXC 5–6, 7. See also the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook belonging to the 1839 tour (Tate D28295, D28296, D28318, D28319; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 3, 3a, 14a, 15). For earlier views see the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19792–D19796; Turner Bequest CCXVI 121–123).
Technical notes:
There is a paper stub inserted between this folio and folio 7 recto (Tate D28363; Turner Bequest CCXC 7).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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