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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View down the Elbe to the Bastei with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance and Königstein Fortress on the Right, from the Hillside 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
View down the Elbe to the Bastei with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance and Königstein Fortress on the Right, from the Hillside 1835
D30934
Turner Bequest CCCVI 26
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘26’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 26’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner pictures the Elbe valley in Saxony, looking towards Bastei Rock. The view encompasses Lilienstein mountain in the middle distance and Festung Königstein, a massive fortress built atop a plateau of the same name, at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View down the Elbe to the Bastei with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance and Königstein Fortress on the Right, from the Hillside 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-view-down-the-elbe-to-the-bastei-with-lilienstein-in-the-r1186806, accessed 19 May 2022.