Joseph Mallord William Turner

View down the Elbe to the Bastei with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance and Königstein Fortress on the Right, from the Hillside

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: 104 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30934
Turner Bequest CCCVI 26

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures the Elbe valley in Saxony, looking towards Bastei Rock. The view encompasses Lilienstein mountain in the middle distance and Festung Königstein, a massive fortress built atop a plateau of the same name, at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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