Joseph Mallord William Turner

River and Fort (Probably Ehrenbreitstein)

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: 163 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41205

Catalogue entry

This extremely rough and rudimentary sketch probably depicts Koblenz’s Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the east bank of the Rhine. Indecipherable inscriptions surround the view.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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