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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Sketches of the Moselle, Each Showing a Distant Castle and a Boat in the Foreground 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Three Sketches of the Moselle, Each Showing a Distant Castle and a Boat in the Foreground 1839
D28293
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 2
Pencil on white wove drawing paper, 235 x 140 mm
Watermarked ‘[wha] tman| [turke]y mill| [18]34’
Inscribed in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXXIX–2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has made three swift sketches of sailing boats on the Moselle, surrounded by the precipitous cliffs of the river valley. In the distance, the tower of a castle can be seen in each view; this may be the Burg Coraidelstein, which is recorded on the following folio (Tate D28294; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 2a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Three Sketches of the Moselle, Each Showing a Distant Castle and a Boat in the Foreground 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-three-sketches-of-the-moselle-each-showing-a-distant-castle-r1150574, accessed 06 December 2021.