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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View down the Elbe with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance (and Königstein Depicted in the Sky), from the Hillside 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Recto:
View down the Elbe with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance (and Königstein Depicted in the Sky), from the Hillside 1835
D30936
Turner Bequest CCCVI 27
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘27’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 27’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch depicts the Elbe valley in Saxon Switzerland. Lilienstein Mountain can be seen in the middle distance. Festung Königstein, a fortress that was once the residence of the Electors and Kings of Saxony, is rendered in a slight jotting at top right. The stronghold is shown again on Tate D30931–D30947, D30949; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–32a, 33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View down the Elbe with Lilienstein in the Middle Distance (and Königstein Depicted in the Sky), 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-with-lilienstein-in-the-middle-distance-r1186808, accessed 24 November 2020.