Joseph Mallord William Turner

Eight Sketches of the Moselle near Pfalzel and Ruwer

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
D19745
Turner Bequest CCXVI 98 a

Catalogue entry

This series of eight small and carefully executed views show Pfalzel (‘Phaltz’) and Ruwer (‘Rower’) which lie opposite one another on the Moselle. Pfalzel’s Church of Saint Martin can be seen at centre, overlooking the waterfront. Both villages are recorded on Tate D19744; Turner Bequest CCXVI 98. 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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