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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Schaffhausen; the Rhinefall and Laufen Castle 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Schaffhausen; the Rhinefall and Laufen Castle 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIX D
Pencil and white gouache and/or rubbing out, on white laid paper prepared with a grey wash, 555 x 724 mm
Watermarked ‘HAYES & WISE | 1799’
Stamped in black ‘LXXIX D’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See notes to D04875; Turner Bequest LXXIX A for Turner’s series of five large drawings of the Rhine and Rhinefall at Schaffhausen, made as he followed the river below the falls. Here, he is positioned below Laufen Castle, near the landing stage for the ferry which crossed the river; the falls are to the left. As noted under D04875, this drawing is reminiscent of P.J. de Loutherbourg’s frontal view of the falls painted in 1788 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).
Technical notes:
For the paper and preparation see D04875.
Laid down

David Blayney Brown
January 2012

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Schaffhausen; the Rhinefall and Laufen Castle 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-schaffhausen-the-rhinefall-and-laufen-castle-r1148454, accessed 18 May 2024.