Dieblich on the Mosel

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
watercolor over pencil on white paper
Dimensions
6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.
Credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer, Sr.
Accession number
82.168
Collection
Not Currently On View

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.

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