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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cochem, Looking Upstream 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
Cochem, Looking Upstream 1839
Turner Bequest CCXCI 5 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight and swiftly rendered sketch shows Cochem looking upstream on the Mosel. The viewpoint is similar to Tate D28543, D28545, D28547; Turner Bequest CCXCI 3a, 5, 6. The ruined Castle Reichsburg is seen in profile atop a mount overlooking the city, while the steeple of Saint Martin’s Church is sketched in summary line at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Cochem, Looking Upstream 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-cochem-looking-upstream-r1150830, accessed 21 January 2022.