Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oberfell, Looking Downstream

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D28579
Turner Bequest CCXCI 22 a

Catalogue entry

This view is of Oberfell, a village in the Moselle valley situated between Kattenes and Lehmen. Turner has suggested a few of the vessels which ply the waters of the Moselle with single vertical lines to represent their masts. The spire of the fourteenth-century Pfarrkirche St Nikolas can be seen at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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