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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View from the Moselle Bridge at Coblenz towards Ehrenbreitstein and the Spires of Coblenz 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 92 Recto:
View from the Moselle Bridge at Coblenz towards Ehrenbreitstein and the Spires of Coblenz 1839
D28530
Turner Bequest CCXC 88
Pencil on flecked off-white wove paper, 100 x 163 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘88’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXC–88’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rough sketch shows the city of Koblenz taken from the Moselle Bridge (see Tate D28529; Turner Bequest CCXC 87a). The view incorporates the Festung Ehrenbreitstein and the spires of the Basilica of St Castor and the Liebfrauenkirche.

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View from the Moselle Bridge at Coblenz towards Ehrenbreitstein and the Spires of Coblenz 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-view-from-the-moselle-bridge-at-coblenz-towards-r1150810, accessed 24 October 2019.