Joseph Mallord William Turner

Donaustauf and the View up the River Danube from Wörtherstrasse

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31348
Turner Bequest CCCX 37

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view is west from Wörtherstrasse to the middle of Donaustauf, with the spire of St Michael’s Church below the ruins of the castle; below to the left is the River Danube. Cecilia Powell identified the subject, noting that the viewpoint is ‘the same spot’ as that used for the view east on folio 36 verso opposite (D31347);1 heavy criss-cross railings are still to be seen along the street.
For numerous contemporary views of Donaustauf, and the adjacent St Salvator’s Church and the Walhalla memorial in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 33 verso (D31341);2 for nearby Regensburg, see under folio 18 verso (D31311).3

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
Powell 1995, p.243.
2
See also ibid., pp.70, 82 note 53.
3
See ibid., pp.69, 81 note 45.

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