Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Inn at Passau, with St Michael’s Church on the Altstadt, and the Oberhaus Beyond

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30056
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 30

Catalogue entry

As identified by Cecilia Powell,1 with the page turned horizontally this Passau view is to the north-east from near the south end of the Marienbrücke, across the River Inn to the twin towers of St Michael’s Church, with the Oberhaus fortress further off at the top left, overlooking the River Danube on the far side of the Altstadt peninsula on which the city centre stands. The view is continued to the left with a separate full-page drawing on folio 31 recto (D30058), under which other Passau views are noted.

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.241.

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