Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Views of Burg Lahneck and Oberlahnstein

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D19833
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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