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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Upstream 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Upstream 1824
Turner Bequest CCXIX 31
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 160 x 235 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘31’ by Ruskin bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIX–31’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight and summary pencil drawing shows Bernkastel on the Moselle, marked out by the spire of the Church of St Michael. The Burg Landshut overlooks the town from atop a conical mount towards the right. For other drawings of Bernkastel and the Landshut see Tate D19757–D19760, D20176–D20182; Turner Bequest CCXVI 104a–106, CCXIX 15–21.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.465 no.1378; reproduced in colour in Powell 1995, p.108.
Turner has inscribed in pencil the words ‘Weelin’ and ‘Zelting’ in reference to the towns of Wehlen and Zeltingen depicted on the folio opposite (Tate D20183; Turner Bequest CCXIX 22).

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Bernkastel and the Landshut, Looking Upstream 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2013, 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-bernkastel-and-the-landshut-looking-upstream-r1174923, accessed 28 June 2022.