Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Salvator’s Pilgrimage Church, Donaustauf, near Regensburg, with the Walhalla Beyond; Details of the Hillside and Infrastructure

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31342
Turner Bequest CCCX 34

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, the view is north to the small but prominently sited pilgrimage church of St Salvator on the left, above the Danube just east of Donaustauf, a few miles downriver of Regensburg (see under folio 18 verso; D31311).1 The classical Walhalla memorial is seen beyond to the east, surmounting its complex sequence of stone steps and platforms, a separate detail of which appears at the top right, along with a second profile of the distant hills in the main view at the top left.
The subject was identified by Cecilia Powell;2 for numerous contemporary views of Donaustauf, St Salvator’s Church and the nearby Walhalla in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 33 verso opposite (D31341).3

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Powell 1995, pp.69, 81 note 45.
2
Ibid., p.243.
3
See also Ibid., pp.70, 82 note 53.

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