Joseph Mallord William Turner

View down the Elbe with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance (and Königstein Depicted in the Sky), 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
D30936
Turner Bequest CCCVI 27

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts the Elbe valley in Saxon Switzerland. Lilienstein Mountain can be seen in the middle distance. Festung Königstein, a fortress that was once the residence of the Electors and Kings of Saxony, is rendered in a slight jotting at top right. The stronghold is shown again on Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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