Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Ruined Monastery at Wolf

c.1839

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 141 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24717
Turner Bequest CCLIX 152

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The solitary ruins of Wolf form an impressive sight as the traveller approaches Traben and Trarbach down the Mosel, particularly at sunset. The river winds its way through the hills in one of the loops for which it is so famous and travellers following its course see the spectacular ruins from an ever-changing succession of viewpoints.

Gallery label, August 1991

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