Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hatzenport, Looking Upstream; Löf; Distant View of Burg Thurandt, Looking Downstream

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D19805
Turner Bequest CCXVI 127 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records views on the Moselle between the villages of Hatzenport and Löf. In the second sketch from the top the artist makes note of the ‘Ferry’ service which has been running from Hatzenport since the sixteenth century.1 A brick tower called the Fähreturm was constructed in the 1860s to mark the village’s ferry terminal.2 Löf is depicted in the central and two lower views, with the ancient Burg Thurandt pictured from a considerable distance in the sketch at rear (see also Tate D19806–D19809; Turner Bequest CCXVI 128–129a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
‘Fährturm Hatzenport’, Hatzenport (Kunst und Kultur, Sehenswürdigkeiten), accessed 9 June 2014, http://www.hatzenport.de
2
Ibid.

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