This vividly coloured drawing shows the city of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein citadel from a distance. Turner employs a palette of brilliant burnt orange, indigo, mauve and lemon yellow to evoke a sunset light. As Cecilia Powell writes, this ‘gouache does not correspond precisely’ to any one preparatory pencil study, ‘and is, above all, a generalised and impressionistic recollection’ of Turner’s experiences.1
Inscribed in pencil ‘92’ centre and ‘G’ top left.
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