Turner's Rivers of Europe: The Rhine, Meuse and Mosel
Tate Gallery Publication, Jan 1, 1991 - Art - 235 pages
abiding fascination with their scenery. The gravity of the earliest Rhine drawings in the exhibition, painted as Europe was still recovering from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, gradually gives way to a lighter and brighter mood, culminating in the freely drawn and vaporous late colour studies of the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein presiding over the confluence of the Rhine and the Mosel. Turner's visits to the Meuse and the Mosel inspired him to paint over a hundred.
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