Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Coblenz and Ehrenbreitstein, the Largest Taken from the Petersberg

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28533
Turner Bequest CCXC 89 a

Catalogue entry

These three panoramic views of Koblenz incorporate the Ehrenbreitsetin fortress and the towers of the Basilica of St Castor and the Liebfrauenkirche. The largest of these sketches was taken at high viewing point on the Petersberg. There are various inscriptions surrounding the sketches, including the numbers ‘2’ and ‘25’, the month of ‘July’ and what appears to read ‘Raft’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

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