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 6 Verso:
Cochem, Looking Upstream 1839
Turner Bequest CCXCI 6 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked ‘[v d m] eulen’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Cun’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view and that on folio 6 recto (Tate D28547; Turner Bequest CCXCI 6) are similar in terms of vantage point to Cochem from the North, a gouache and watercolour drawing executed on blue paper (Tate D20238; Turner Bequest CCXXI E). The Reichsburg Castle is seen to the left of St Martin’s Church, whilst the Capuchin monastery is situated to its right. The opening to the Endert river valley is also visible at right, where there is a break in the hills.
Turner has inscribed ‘Cun’ at the foot of the sketch; he is presumably referring to the village of Cond which lies on the opposite bank of the Moselle to Cochem.

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-r1150832, accessed 19 January 2022.