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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Salvator's Pilgrimage Church, Donaustauf, near Regensburg, with the Walhalla Beyond; Details of the Hillside and Infrastructure 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 34 Recto:
St Salvator’s Pilgrimage Church, Donaustauf, near Regensburg, with the Walhalla Beyond; Details of the Hillside and Infrastructure 1840
D31342
Turner Bequest CCCX 34
Pencil on cream wove paper, 126 x 198 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘34’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCX – 34’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the view is north to the small but prominently sited pilgrimage church of St Salvator on the left, above the Danube just east of Donaustauf, a few miles downriver of Regensburg (see under folio 18 verso; D31311).1 The classical Walhalla memorial is seen beyond to the east, surmounting its complex sequence of stone steps and platforms, a separate detail of which appears at the top right, along with a second profile of the distant hills in the main view at the top left.
The subject was identified by Cecilia Powell;2 for numerous contemporary views of Donaustauf, St Salvator’s Church and the nearby Walhalla in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 33 verso opposite (D31341).3

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See also Powell 1995, pp.69, 81 note 45.
2
Ibid., p.243.
3
See also Ibid., pp.70, 82 note 53.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘St Salvator’s Pilgrimage Church, Donaustauf, near Regensburg, with the Walhalla Beyond; Details of the Hillside and Infrastructure 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-st-salvators-pilgrimage-church-donaustauf-near-regensburg-r1196130, accessed 24 May 2022.