Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hirschhorn on the Neckar from the North


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite, watercolour and pen on paper
Support: 229 × 330 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCXLIX 20

Display caption

This is one of two views of Hirschhorn included in this selection. The other is placed at the far end of this room, among a group of subjects that Ruskin believed to be views in the Tyrol (no.82). He noted that this watercolour was 'A perfectly studied and splendid composition. Consider, one by one, the uses of the various passages of its colours, especially the introduction of the dark green touches at the river bank on the right side, as they complete and enclose the gloom cast down by the cloud, and bring out the bright colouring of the banks.'

Gallery label, August 2004

Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? We would like to hear from you.

You might like

In the shop