Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of the Rhine from the Hills above Mainz, Looking Downstream

1839

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28477
Turner Bequest CCXC 64

Catalogue entry

This swiftly rendered landscape depicts the valley of the Rhine with its undulating hillsides near Mainz. Turner has inscribed what appears to read ‘Bibrich’ (i.e. Biebrich), a town on the outskirts of Wiesbaden, at top left.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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