Joseph Mallord William Turner

Town on the Lower Rhine; Burg Klopp, Bingen Church and the Bridge over the Nahe

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 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30647
Turner Bequest CCCIV 9

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts two towns on the Rhine in Germany, each sketch rendered inversely to one another. Bingen is marked out by a large gothic church and Burg Klopp, a ruined medieval stronghold which can be seen in the distance atop a mount. The second town, with a twin towered building, is unidentified, but is shown again on the folio opposite (Tate D30646; Turner Bequest CCCIV 8a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

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