Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Moselle Waterfront at Coblenz from the Bridge; Peasant Woman

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
D28534
Turner Bequest CCXC 90

Catalogue entry

These rough jottings show the buildings which line the waterfront at Koblenz, recorded by Turner from the Moselle Bridge. The twin towers of the Basilica of St Castor feature repeatedly. Next to the sketch of a tower is a peasant woman dressed in traditional garments, Turner inscribing the word ‘Red’ close to her blouse or neck scarf.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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