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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Town on the Lower Rhine; Burg Klopp, Bingen Church and the Bridge over the Nahe 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Town on the Lower Rhine; Burg Klopp, Bingen Church and the Bridge over the Nahe 1835
D30647
Turner Bequest CCCIV 9
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 190 mm
Watermark ‘[jan honig & z]onen’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Rhein’
Stamped in black ‘CCCIV–9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts two towns on the Rhine in Germany, each sketch rendered inversely to one another. Bingen is marked out by a large gothic church and Burg Klopp, a ruined medieval stronghold which can be seen in the distance atop a mount. The second town, with a twin towered building, is unidentified, but is shown again on the folio opposite (Tate D30646; Turner Bequest CCCIV 8a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
November 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Town on the Lower Rhine; Burg Klopp, Bingen Church and the Bridge over the Nahe 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-town-on-the-lower-rhine-burg-klopp-bingen-church-and-the-r1187028, accessed 30 November 2021.