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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View down the Lahn Looking towards Burg Lahneck 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
View down the Lahn Looking towards Burg Lahneck 1824
D20156
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 18
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 220 x 291 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘18’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVIII–18’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This swiftly rendered sketch was taken on the Lahn River as it flows towards the Burg Lahneck (see Tate D20155; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 17). The castle is marked out by its lofty keep, rendered in profile in faint pencil line.
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Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View down the Lahn Looking towards Burg Lahneck 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-down-the-lahn-looking-towards-burg-lahneck-r1174895, accessed 26 January 2021.