Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kues, Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Downstream from the Hillside South of Bernkastel; Detail of the Landshut

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28412
Turner Bequest CCXC 31 a

Catalogue entry

The principal sketch is drawn looking down the Moselle towards Bernkastel and the ruins of the Landshut from the hill immediately to the south. Kues is suggested summarily on the left with Bernkastel on the right bank, identifiable by the spire of St Michael’s Church. Turner developed this sketch into a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1.
A detail of the Landshut is beneath, orientated inversely, at bottom right.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.422 no.1030.
Technical notes:
Folio 32 is missing and has been replaced with a blank page inserted between the present folio and Tate D28415; Turner Bequest CCXC 33.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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