Joseph Mallord William Turner

Königstein Town and Fortress and View down the Elbe; Königstein Fortress

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30944
Turner Bequest CCCVI 31

Catalogue entry

This is a sketch of Königstein in Saxony, dominated by a fortress of the same name. The Elbe flows at the base of the mountain. Below is a jotting of Königstein Fortress. See also Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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