Joseph Mallord William Turner

Güls, Looking Upstream; A Riverside Castle

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28600
Turner Bequest CCXCI 33

Catalogue entry

The principal view is of Güls, seen from a distance, with the twin towers of the Church of St Servatius. marked out with two vertical lines (see also Tate D28597, D28598, D28602; Turner Bequest CCXCI 31a, 32, 34). Orientated inversely is a small sketch of a castle overlooking the riverbank; it is annotated with what appears to read ‘Chateau ?Nass’, though no record of such a castle seems to exist.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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