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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bernkastel and the Landshut, with St Nicholas's Hospital, Kues on the Opposite Bank, Looking Upstream 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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Bernkastel and the Landshut, with St Nicholas’s Hospital, Kues on the Opposite Bank, Looking Upstream 1824
D20177
Turner Bequest CCXIX 16
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 160 x 235 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIX–16’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A study of Bernkastel’s Gothic St Michael’s Church occupies the left foreground of this drawing, Turner recording its turreted spire and the buildings surrounding it with relative detail. Beyond, atop the conical mount, is the Burg Landshut and on the opposite bank of the Moselle to Bernkastel, the town of Kues.
This drawing and others in the 1824 sketchbooks are related to a highly finished watercolour of the town and its castle produced in around 1830; see Tate D19757–D19760, D20176, D20178–D20182; Turner Bequest CCXVI 104a–106, CCXIX 15, 17–21.1
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Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.465 no.1378; reproduced in colour in Powell 1995, p.108.
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Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Bernkastel and the Landshut, with St Nicholas’s Hospital, Kues on the Opposite Bank, 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-with-st-nicholass-hospital-kues-r1174907, accessed 27 June 2022.