Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gondorf, Looking Upstream; Kobern, Looking Downstream; Kobern, Looking Upstream

1839

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 × 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28300
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 5 a

Catalogue entry

Now merged to form Kobern-Gondorf, the towns of Kobern and Gondorf are represented here in a series of slight sketches. Situated at opposite sides of the Moselle to each other, the towns were defended by three fortifications: the Schloss Liebieg at Gondorf (identifiable by its crow-stepped gable) and the Oberburg and Niederburg (Upper and Lower Castles) at Kobern.1 Next to two of the castles Turner has inscribed ‘Gondorf’ and ‘Evenburg or Altenburg’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

1
‘Schloss Liebieg’, ‘Oberburg’, and ‘Niederburg’, Kobern-Gondorf, http://www.koberngondorf.de:8080/Moritz2/?page=1690, accessed 8 August 2013.

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