Fonthill Abbey, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
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The distant silhouette of Ehrenbreitstein, high above the confluence of the Rhine and the Mosel, was visible for miles to the traveller journeying down the Mosel. Turner recorded it several times in pencil sketches but this brilliantly coloured study does not correspond precisely to any of these and is, above all, a generalised and impressionistic recollection of his experiences.
Gallery label, August 2004
Medium: Gouache and watercolour on paper
Credit line: 'Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856'
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