J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Upstream from Ellenz 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 121 Recto:
Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Upstream from Ellenz 1824
D19788
Turner Bequest CCXVI 119
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Watermark ‘smith & [allnut] | 18[22]’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘119’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–119’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With nimble line, here Turner records the picturesque Moselle town of Beilstein, with the Church of St Joseph and the Castle Metternich, from a vantage point at Ellenz. For further drawings of the Burg Metternich in this book see Tate D19784, D19787, D19789, D19790, D19792, D20166, D20167; Turner Bequest CCXVI 117, 118a, 119a 120, 121, CCXIX 5, 6. For later drawings, see Tate D28301, D28320, D28321, D28364, D28366–D28368, D28527, D28528, D28537; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 6a, 15a, 16, CCXC 7a, 8a–9a, 86a, 87, 91a. See also the 1839 gouache and watercolour drawing: Tate D20239; Turner Bequest CCXXI F.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Beilstein and Burg Metternich, Looking Upstream from Ellenz 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-beilstein-and-burg-metternich-looking-upstream-from-ellenz-r1174579, accessed 30 November 2020.