Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lilienstein; Königstein Town and Fortress, from the Schandau Road; Königstein Town and Fortress and Lilienstein, from the Schandau Road

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D30946
Turner Bequest CCCVI 32

Catalogue entry

These sketches show mountains in Saxon Switzerland.
With the sketchbook turned in accordance with the foliation, Turner has drawn a squared-off jotting of Lilienstein Mountain.
The other views are drawn with the book turned horizontally, in landscape format. They show Königstein fortress and town from a vantage point on the Schandau Road and Königstein again, with the fortress at right and Lilienstein Mountain in the distance. Turner has inscribed the note ‘Lilnestein & K’ at bottom left. See also Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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