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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ehrenbreitstein and Coblenz, Looking up the Rhine 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
Ehrenbreitstein and Coblenz, Looking up the Rhine 1839
D28606
Turner Bequest CCXCI 36
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘36’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCI–36’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The cursory and undeveloped jotting shows part of the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein in profile with the city of Koblenz beyond. The twin towers of the Liebfrauenkirche can be seen at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Ehrenbreitstein and Coblenz, Looking up the Rhine 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-ehrenbreitstein-and-coblenz-looking-up-the-rhine-r1150890, accessed 01 March 2021.