Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Confluence from 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: 100 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28445
Turner Bequest CCXC 48

Catalogue entry

This rough and summary sketch represents the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers from a high viewpoint at the Enhrenbreitstein fortress. One of the towers of St Castor’s basilica is in the middle distance, towards the right.1
For other drawings of Ehrenbreitstein and Koblenz in this sketchbook see Tate D28351D28353, D28356, D28437–D28444, D28446–D28447, D28530–D28533; Turner Bequest CCXC 1–2, 3a, 44–47a, 48a–49, 88–89a. See also Enhrenbreitstein in depicted in two other sketchbooks belonging to the 1839 tour: the First Mossel and Oxford (Tate D28297, D28301, D28306, D28316, D28317; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 4, 6, 7, 8a, 13a, 14) and the Cochem to Coblenz – Home (Tate D28603, D28605–D28607; Turner Bequest CCXCI 34a, 35a–36a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

1
‘St Kastor’, Koblenz Touristik, http://www.koblenz-touristik.de/en/places-of-interest/churches/st-kastor.html, accessed 19 July 2013.

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