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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hatzenport, Looking Upstream; Löf; Distant View of Burg Thurandt, Looking Downstream 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 129 Verso:
Hatzenport, Looking Upstream; Löf; Distant View of Burg Thurandt, Looking Downstream 1824
D19805
Turner Bequest CCXVI 127 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Haz’ top right; ‘v’ top left; ‘Ferry’ top centre towards right; ‘Luf R’ | ‘C[...] ?3’ centre right towards bottom; ‘[?Hathz]’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records views on the Moselle between the villages of Hatzenport and Löf. In the second sketch from the top the artist makes note of the ‘Ferry’ service which has been running from Hatzenport since the sixteenth century.1 A brick tower called the Fähreturm was constructed in the 1860s to mark the village’s ferry terminal.2 Löf is depicted in the central and two lower views, with the ancient Burg Thurandt pictured from a considerable distance in the sketch at rear (see also Tate D19806–D19809; Turner Bequest CCXVI 128–129a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
‘Fährturm Hatzenport’, Hatzenport (Kunst und Kultur, Sehenswürdigkeiten), accessed 9 June 2014, http://www.hatzenport.de
2
Ibid.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Hatzenport, Looking Upstream; Löf; Distant View of Burg Thurandt, Looking Downstream 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-hatzenport-looking-upstream-lof-distant-view-of-burg-r1174596, accessed 14 April 2021.