Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salmon Fishing Boats at the Lorelei, Looking Upstream

1839

In Tate Britain

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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
D28505
Turner Bequest CCXC 78

Catalogue entry

Surrounded by the vertiginous cliffs of the Rhine Gorge near the Lorelei, Turner depicts a group of salmon fishing boats with their lines cast. These boats also appear to be shown on the folio opposite (Tate D28504; Turner Bequest CCXC 77a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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