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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Bärensteine and Lilienstein; Königstein Fortress; The Bärensteine, Lilienstein and Königstein Fortress 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
The Bärensteine and Lilienstein; Königstein Fortress; The Bärensteine, Lilienstein and Königstein Fortress 1835
D30932
Turner Bequest CCCVI 25
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘25’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 25’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The uppermost sketch shows the Elbe in Saxony with the Bärensteine or ‘Bear Rock’ at left and Lilienstein table mountain at right. Königstein Fortress, built atop a mountain of the same name, is depicted twice at centre, and at rear Turner records all three mountains: the Bärensteine at left, Lilienstein at centre, and Königstein at right. The fortress is shown again on Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Bärensteine and Lilienstein; Königstein Fortress; The Bärensteine, Lilienstein and Königstein Fortress 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-barensteine-and-lilienstein-konigstein-fortress-the-r1186804, accessed 17 May 2022.