Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nehren and Senheim, Looking Downstream; The Lehmener Tower, Nehren; Ediger

1839

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 163 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28371
Turner Bequest CCXC 11

Catalogue entry

The sketch on the upper register shows the neighbouring villages of Nehren and Senheim, located on the banks of the Moselle. It has been inscribed by Turner with his approximation of the villages’ names: ‘Naren’ and ‘Sin[?ime]’. Below, and drawn inversely to the previous sketch, is the Romanesque Lehmener Tower which extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D28370; Turner Bequest CCXC 10 a) and the village of Ediger surrounded by the Moselle Valley mountain range.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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