Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oberwesel, Looking Downstream from the Approach to the Schönburg

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 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28469
Turner Bequest CCXC 60

Catalogue entry

This picturesque view of Oberwesel is framed by the spire of the Liebfrauenkirche at bottom right and shows a cluster of medieval towers and buildings including: the square tower of St Martin’s Parish Church, the numerous turrets interspersed along the town wall, and the crenellated defensive towers, among them the Ochsenturm, the Katzturm, and the Steingassenturm.
For other drawings of Oberwesel in this sketchbook see Tate D28459–D28466, D28468, Turner Bequest CCXC 55–58a, 59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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