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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Landshut from the River beneath It 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
The Landshut from the River beneath It 1824
Turner Bequest CCXIX 18
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 160 x 235 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Pl’ towards bottom left
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXIX–18’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of the Burg Landshut is taken from an entirely different perspective from Tate D20178, D20181, D20182; Turner Bequest CCXIX 17, 20, 21. Drawing from the Moselle itself, in the foreground Turner records some of the vessels and light craft that ply its waters, also incorporating a few figures going about their daily business at the river’s edge.
This drawing and others in the 1824 sketchbooks are related to a highly finished watercolour of the town and its castle produced in around 1830; see Tate D19757–D19760, D20176–D20178, D20180–D20181; Turner Bequest CCXVI 104a–106, CCXIX 15–17, 19–20.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.465 no.1378; reproduced in colour in Powell 1995, p.108.

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Landshut from the River beneath It 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-landshut-from-the-river-beneath-it-r1174905, accessed 28 June 2022.