The Katz, on the Rhine

On the Rhine: the Katz

about 1844
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wilton 1332

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.5 x 24.3 cm (7 5/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.124

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil and watercolor on paper; graphite sketch on the verso

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Pink and dull-orange cliffs rise from the pale purple river. Suggestions of castle towers on either side. Gray sky. The Katz, to the right, is a mediaeval castle erected 1393, partly pulled down 1806, near St. Goarhausen; facing it, left, is Rheinfels Castle, near St. Goar. The drawing is possibly connected with an agreement of 1819, never carried out, for Turner to make 36 drawings of the Rhine between Mainz and Cologne, to be engraved and published serially.

Signed

not signed

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935, Boston); gift to MFA, March 8, 1906.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection