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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner The Market Place at Cochem 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
The Market Place at Cochem 1839
Turner Bequest CCXCI 4
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘4’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXCI–4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rendered with similar handling to the view of Cochem on the folio opposite (Tate D28543; Turner Bequest CCXCI 3a), in this sketch Turner shows the Capuchin monastery at top left and the steeple of Saint Martin’s Church at centre. Turner took this sketch ‘at a corner of the market square’ in Cochem, ‘looking ... towards the baroque town hall and the statue of St Martin and the beggar’.1
For other of Turner’s 1839 sketches of Cochem see the Trèves to Cochem and Coblenz to Mayence sketchbook (Tate D28359–D28363; Turner Bequest CCXC 5–7) and the First Mossel and Oxford sketchbook (Tate D28295, D28296, D28318, D28319; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 3, 3a, 14a, 15). For earlier views see the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19792, D19795; Turner Bequest CCXVI 121, 122a).
For other gouaches of Cochem see Tate D20238, D20253, D24723, D24725, D24806, D28986; Turner Bequest CCXXI E, T, CLIX 158, 160, 241, CCXCII 39. See also the 1840 gouache Cochem from above the Enderttal (Tate D28992; Turner Bequest CCXCII 45).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

Powell 1991, p.129 no.46.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Market Place at Cochem 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-market-place-at-cochem-r1150827, accessed 19 January 2022.