Joseph Mallord William Turner

Town; Rüdesheim and the Rheingau; Walled Town on the Lower Rhine

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
D30646
Turner Bequest CCCIV 8 a

Catalogue entry

The central sketch is of Rüdesheim on the Rhine, and is orientated upside down relative to the other views. Rüdesheim’s parish church and the tower of Castle Boosenburg are visible.
Two other towns are depicted above and below Rüdesheim. The rear view may show Wesel on the Rhine, given the inscriptions ‘Wesel | not Wesil’. The view above Rüdesheim is unidentified, but the two towers depicted appear again on Tate D30647; Turner Bequest CCCIV 9.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

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