Joseph Mallord William Turner

View Southwards to Lilienstein with the Bastei Viewing Platform on the Left

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
D30990
Turner Bequest CCCVI 54

Catalogue entry

This is a cursory sketch of the Elbe valley in Saxony, looking towards Lilienstein Mountain. Turner drew this prospect on the Bastei rocks, close to a viewing platform which can be seen on the left. See also Tate D30981–D31001; Turner Bequest CCCVI 49a–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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