Joseph Mallord William Turner

Eight Sketches of the Moselle between Riol and Mehring

1824

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19749
Turner Bequest CCXVI 100 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records eight views of the Moselle valley, the hills lush with vines and woods. The villages of Mehring (‘Merich’) and Riol are pictured, as well as two figures on a fishing boat casting off their nets at centre. Mehring is shown again on the folio opposite (Tate D19750; Turner Bequest CCXVI 101). These sketches were taken as Turner made his way from Trier towards Neumagen on 29 August 1824.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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