Dieblich on the Mosel

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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In August 1839 Turner was sketching along the Mosel River. From Cochem he walked to Coblenz along the road that bordered the river. En route he jotted in the several variously-sized sketchbooks he carried in his pockets.

He had already passed the town of Dieblich when he stopped to make this pencil sketch looking back across a bend in the Mosel to the town and, beyond it, the two perched castles of the Knights of Coburn. A few pencil marks, a few dashes of yellow, gray and blue watercolors and the notation “Dib,” for Dieblich, were sufficient to fix the scene in his mind.

Object Information

artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1839
materials
watercolor over pencil on white paper
dimensions
6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.
accession number
82.168
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer, Sr.
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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