Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of the Moselle, Each Showing a Distant Castle and a Boat in the Foreground

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 × 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28293
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 2

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has made three swift sketches of sailing boats on the Moselle, surrounded by the precipitous cliffs of the river valley. In the distance, the tower of a castle can be seen in each view; this may be the Burg Coraidelstein, which is recorded on the following folio (Tate D28294; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 2a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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