Joseph Mallord William Turner

River and Distant Hills (Possibly a View on the Rhine near Koblenz?)

1824

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 220 × 291 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20144
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 6

Catalogue entry

This swift and summary pencil sketch depicts a river scene, perhaps a view on the Rhine near the city of Koblenz. Houses and a turreted tower can be seen near the banks at left and in the foreground, a group of moored boats afloat on the still waters. In the middle distance a village is visible, highlighted with the briefest vertical flicks of chalk.
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Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

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