Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Andernach [Turner]

1830s

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28710
Turner Bequest CCXCI a 28 a

Display caption

Though hastily drawn, the sketches in this book are of great interest since many of them show towns on and near the Mosel and two famous German watering-places, Bad Ems on the Lahn and Wiesbaden on the Rhine. Turner probably visited these places in 1834, 1837 or 1838. Many British visitors to the Rhineland in the nineteenth century found the long hair and fancy costumes sported by the university students of Bonn highly picturesque, and Turner was clearly no exception.

Gallery label, August 2004

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