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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Enderttor and Alte Thorschenke, Cochem, from the North with the Burg in the Distance 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
The Enderttor and Alte Thorschenke, Cochem, from the North with the Burg in the Distance 1839
D28542
Turner Bequest CCXCI 3
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 156 x 100 mm
Watermarked ‘v d m[eulen]’
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCI–3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner shows the Enderttor city gate at Cochem, from a northerly axis. An easterly view is depicted on the folio opposite (Tate D28541; Turner Bequest CCXCI 2a). The Alte Thorschenke tavern, popular with travellers arriving to Cochem by stagecoach, is adjacent to the gate and identifiable by its round gable. In light and cursory line Turner has jotted the profile of the Reichsburg or Cochem Castle in the distance.
The Enderttor and Alte Thorschenke is the subject of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (Tate D24806; Turner Bequest CCLIX 241) intended as the companion piece to that of St Martin’s Church, Cochem (Tate D20253; Turner Bequest CCXXI T).
Technical notes:
The leather loop on the inside front cover has stained the sheet.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Enderttor and Alte Thorschenke, Cochem, from the North with the Burg in the Distance 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-the-enderttor-and-alte-thorschenke-cochem-from-the-north-r1150825, accessed 17 January 2022.