Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lehmen, Looking Downstream

1839

In Tate Britain

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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
D28582
Turner Bequest CCXCI 24

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has sketched Lehmen, a town which neighbours Oberfell on the Mosel. The tall gabled tower on the left is the twelfth-century Romanesque Glockenturm and beyond it, the spire of St Stefan’s Parish Church. Turner has inscribed his approximation of the town’s name, ‘Leben’, at bottom left.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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