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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Burg Rheinstein, with Burg Reichenstein and the Clemenskapelle Seen Beyond It, Looking Downstream; Separate Sketches of Hills and Buildings 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Verso:
Burg Rheinstein, with Burg Reichenstein and the Clemenskapelle Seen Beyond It, Looking Downstream; Separate Sketches of Hills and Buildings 1839
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Turner Bequest CCXC 72 a
Pencil on flecked off-white wove paper, 100 x 163 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Rheinstein’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records a prospect of the Burg Rheinstein, a fourteenth-century castle built into a gradient on the Rhine gorge near the town of Trechtingshausen. The feudal lords of the castle were the Electors and Archbishops of Mainz until Prince Frederick of Prussia (1794–1863) purchased Rheinstein in 1823. The Burg Reichenstein and Saint Clement’s Chapel are seen beyond it, on the banks of the river. Turner has also made small sketches of the Rhine valley and some of the buildings he encountered above the principal view.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Burg Rheinstein, with Burg Reichenstein and the Clemenskapelle Seen Beyond It, Looking Downstream; Separate Sketches of Hills and Buildings 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-burg-rheinstein-with-burg-reichenstein-and-the-r1150777, accessed 05 March 2021.