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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of the Rhine at Schaffhausen below the Falls, from the Right Bank 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
View of the Rhine at Schaffhausen below the Falls, from the Right Bank 1802
D02203
Turner Bequest XLVII 26
Pencil on white wove paper, 333 x 469 mm
Watermark ‘J Whatman 1794’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLVII 26’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of six studies made at Schaffhausen in the Fonthill sketchbook; the others are D02206–D02208, D02229 and D02230 (Turner Bequest XLVII 29, 30, 31, 52, 53). With the page turned horizontally, Turner’s viewpoint here is close to that of another drawing (Tate D04876; Turner Bequest LXXIX B) made on the same visit, and he seems to have used both in developing a finished watercolour of 1831–2 (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.345 no.406, pl.206.
Technical notes:
For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 42, see the Introduction.
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View of the Rhine at Schaffhausen below the Falls, from the Right Bank 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-of-the-rhine-at-schaffhausen-below-the-falls-from-the-r1174260, accessed 20 January 2022.