Joseph Mallord William Turner

Klotten, Looking Upstream

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
D28551
Turner Bequest CCXCI 8

Catalogue entry

Here Turner represents the Moselle town of Klotten, from a slightly different angle to Tate D28550; Turner Bequest CCXCI 7a. The Burg Coraidelstein is recorded from a closer perspective, perched on a precipitous cliff. The Parish Church of St Maximin is visible at left, situated slightly upstream.
This view formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper entitled Klotten and Burg Coraidelstein from the East (Tate D29029; Turner Bequest CCXCII 78). Turner produced a sketch of the two landmarks taken from a westerly perspective (Tate D28550; Turner Bequest CCXCI 7 a), also later transformed into an evocative gouache drawing (Tate D20237; Turner Bequest CCXXI D).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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