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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Downstream from the East Bank 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Recto:
Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Downstream from the East Bank 1839
D28407
Turner Bequest CCXC 29
Pencil on flecked off-white wove paper, 100 x 163 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘29’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXC–29’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts Bernkastel from the Moselle, looking back at the village from further downstream. The Gothic Church of St Michael with its celebrated spire and turrets is at centre and in the distance, at left, are the ruins of the Burg Landshut (see Tate D28406; Turner Bequest CCXC 28a). On the far right is the hospital at Kues, above the group of figures. This sketch and that on folio 30 recto (Tate D28409; Turner Bequest CCXC 30) formed the basis of a gouache, pen and ink, and watercolour drawing of c.1839 (private collection).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.422 no.1029.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Downstream from the East Bank 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bernkastel-and-the-landshut-looking-downstream-from-the-east-r1150692, accessed 29 May 2022.