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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Säckingen on the Rhine 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio1 Recto:
Säckingen on the Rhine 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVII 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Sickingen – Rhine’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 1’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On his way along the Rhine back towards France, Turner passed through Bad Säckingen, as it now is, just under twenty miles upstream from Basle. Turner’s view is taken from across the Rhine towards the old town, with Schloss Schönau, with its polygonal corner towers, at its heart and the covered wooden bridge which crosses the river towards the Swiss town of Stein on the right.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Säckingen on the Rhine 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sackingen-on-the-rhine-r1133439, accessed 24 June 2024.