Joseph Mallord William Turner

View down the Rhine to Burg Klopp, Bingen, the Mäuseturm and Rüdesheim; Rüdesheim

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D30644
Turner Bequest CCCIV 7 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches show a stretch of the River Rhine around Bingen and Rüdesheim. Both towns are depicted in the uppermost sketch, the Burg Klopp visible atop a hill at left overlooking Bingen, while Rüdesheim is seen on the right bank. In the centre of the river is the Mäuseturm, an ancient tower first built by the Romans to defend the Rhine from attack and later used as customs collection point and signal tower.
Rüdesheim is shown again in the view at rear, with its parish church and the Castles Boosenburg and Brömserburg at centre. See also Tate D30645–D30651; Turner Bequest CCCIV 8–11.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

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