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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Donaustauf and the View up the River Danube from Wörtherstrasse 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Recto:
Donaustauf and the View up the River Danube from Wörtherstrasse 1840
D31348
Turner Bequest CCCX 37
Pencil on cream wove paper, 126 x 198 mm
Partial watermark ‘atman
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘37’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCX – 37’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the view is west from Wörtherstrasse to the middle of Donaustauf, with the spire of St Michael’s Church below the ruins of the castle; below to the left is the River Danube. Cecilia Powell identified the subject, noting that the viewpoint is ‘the same spot’ as that used for the view east on folio 36 verso opposite (D31347);1 heavy criss-cross railings are still to be seen along the street.
For numerous contemporary views of Donaustauf, and the adjacent St Salvator’s Church and the Walhalla memorial in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 33 verso (D31341);2 for nearby Regensburg, see under folio 18 verso (D31311).3

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
Powell 1995, p.243.
2
See also ibid., pp.70, 82 note 53.
3
See ibid., pp.69, 81 note 45.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Donaustauf and the View up the River Danube from Wörtherstrasse 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-donaustauf-and-the-view-up-the-river-danube-from-r1196136, accessed 26 May 2022.