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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Klotten, with St Maximin's Church and Burg Coraidelstein 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Klotten, with St Maximin’s Church and Burg Coraidelstein 1839
Turner Bequest CCXCI 7 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked ‘[v d m] eulen’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The town of Klotten lies on the River Moselle, surrounded by precipitous slate slopes, near the city of Cochem. Here Turner depicts it from the river, the view encompassing the medieval Burg Coraidelstein and the Parish Church of St Maximin. A sailing boat and other light craft are recorded in the foreground, a signal of life and labour in this picturesque riverside town. This pencil sketch is the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing executed on blue paper of Klotten and the Burg Coraidelstein from the West (Tate D20237; Turner Bequest CCXXI D).
For further views of Klotten in this sketchbook see Tate D28551–D28553; Turner Bequest CCXCI 8–9; the town is also depicted in the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook of the 1839 tour (Tate D28298, D28309, D28344; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 4a, 10, 27a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Klotten, with St Maximin’s Church and Burg Coraidelstein 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-klotten-with-st-maximins-church-and-burg-coraidelstein-r1150834, accessed 17 October 2021.