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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Distant Views of Coblenz and Ehrenbreitstein from the Moselle 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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Three Distant Views of Coblenz and Ehrenbreitstein from the Moselle 1839
D28531
Turner Bequest CCXC 88 a
Pencil on flecked off-white wove paper, 100 x 163 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rendered with loose, rough line Turner has recorded three views of Koblenz and the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein taken from a distance on a boat on the Moselle.
For other drawings of Ehrenbreitstein and Koblenz in this sketchbook see Tate D28351D28353, D28356, D28437–D28447, D28530, D28532, D28533; Turner Bequest CCXC 1–2, 3a, 44–49, 88, 89, 89a. See also Enhrenbreitstein in depicted in two other sketchbooks belonging to the 1839 tour: the First Mossel and Oxford (Tate D28297, D28301, D28306, D28316, D28317; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 4, 6, 7, 8a, 13a, 14) and the Cochem to Coblenz – Home (Tate D28603, D28605–D28607; Turner Bequest CCXCI 34a, 35a–36a).
For earlier depictions of Ehrenbreitstein see the Waterloo and Rhine sketchbook of 1817 (Tate D12781–D12783, D12802–D12806, D12809; Turner Bequest CLX 42–43, 52a–54a, 56); the Rhine sketchbook of the same date (Tate D12894, D12899, D12901–D12902, D12908; Turner Bequest 7, 10, 11–11a, 15); the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19785, D19818–D19821, D19826–D19830; Turner Bequest CCXVI 117 a, 134–135a, 138–140). There are also a number of fine colour drawings depicting the fortress and neighbouring Koblenz, some of which include: Tate D24804, D24809, D24833, D36138, D36206; Turner Bequest CCLIX 239, 244, 268, CCCLXIV 285, 346.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Three Distant Views of Coblenz and Ehrenbreitstein from the Moselle 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-three-distant-views-of-coblenz-and-ehrenbreitstein-from-the-r1150811, accessed 22 October 2019.