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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The View up the River Danube to Donaustauf and Regensburg, from close to St Salvator's Pilgrimage Church 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Recto:
The View up the River Danube to Donaustauf and Regensburg, from close to St Salvator’s Pilgrimage Church 1840
D31344
Turner Bequest CCCX 35
Pencil on cream wove paper, 126 x 198 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘35’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCX – 35’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, the viewpoint is high above the River Danube near the Walhalla memorial, looking down over the spire of the pilgrimage church of St Salvator to Donaustauf, with St Michael’s Church beyond the old bridge below the hilltop castle ruins. In the distance, up the leisurely meanders of the river, are slight indications of Regensburg. Compare the view from a little further back on folio 36 recto (D31346).
The subject was identified by Cecilia Powell.1 For numerous contemporary views of Donaustauf, the pilgrimage church and the Walhalla in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 33 verso (D31341);2 for Regensburg see under folio 18 verso (D31311).3

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The View up the River Danube to Donaustauf and Regensburg, from close to St Salvator’s Pilgrimage Church 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-the-view-up-the-river-danube-to-donaustauf-and-regensburg-r1196132, accessed 27 October 2021.