Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views of Burg Lahneck and Oberlahnstein


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXVI 141 a

Catalogue entry

In these four sketches Turner studies the medieval castle of Lahneck and the town of Oberlahnstein over which it presides from a variety of vantage points. For further sketches of the Burg Lahneck in this book and others from the 1824 tour see: Tate D19829, D19831, D19834, D20155–D20157, D20159; Turner Bequest CCXVI 139a, 140a, 142, CCXVIII 17–19, 21. For earlier drawings of the monument see Tate D12695, D12808, D12811–D12812, D12905–D12907, D12910–D12911, D12973, D12979–D12980; Turner Bequest CLIX 81a, CLX 55a, 57–57a, CLXI 13–14, 17–17a, 48a, 51a–52. For later drawings see D28448, D28450–D28453, D28524, D28526, D28528, D29660, D29667–D29668; Turner Bequest CCXC 49a, 50–52, 85, 86, 87, CCXCVI 32a, 36a–37.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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