Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Pfalz, Kaub and Burg Gutenfels

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: 118 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30663
Turner Bequest CCCIV 17

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the village of Kaub, situated on the banks of the Rhine in Germany. It is dominated by the medieval Burg Gutenfels, seen on the cliff at right. Kaub’s toll castle, the Pfalz, is located on a small river island at centre. The castle was erected in the fourteenth century for the purposes of exacting taxes from passing river traffic. Pfalz is depicted elsewhere on Tate D12845, D30567, D29721, D29724, D29725, D32647, D30565; Turner Bequest CLX 74, CCCIII 55a, CCXCVI 64a, 66, 66a, CCCXXII 56, 54a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

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