Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bärensteine and Lilienstein; Königstein Fortress; The Bärensteine, Lilienstein and Königstein Fortress

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30932
Turner Bequest CCCVI 25

Catalogue entry

The uppermost sketch shows the Elbe in Saxony with the Bärensteine or ‘Bear Rock’ at left and Lilienstein table mountain at right. Königstein Fortress, built atop a mountain of the same name, is depicted twice at centre, and at rear Turner records all three mountains: the Bärensteine at left, Lilienstein at centre, and Königstein at right. The fortress is shown again on Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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