Ehrenbreitstein, from Coblenz

Clarkson Stanfield,

LL 3874

About this object

This watercolour is one of seven topographical continental views that are particularly small and framed together in the Lady Lever collection. It was probably copied by an unknown artist from the steel engraving by Robert Brandard (1805 - 1862) after Clarkson Stanfield's (1793 - 1867) original view for Charles Heath's 'Picturesque Annual for 1833: Travelling sketches on the Rhine and in Belgium and Holland'.

The medieval castle of Ehrenbreitstein is located on the Rhine at its junction with the Mosel opposite Koblenz. It fell to Napoleon in 1799 and was destroyed in 1801 after the French had departed. It was rebuilt when the Napoleonic Wars ended in 1815 and it became the second largest fortress in Europe, after Gibraltra.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    One of Seven Continental Scenes
  • Artist(s)
    Previously attributed to Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
    Copied after Clarkson Stanfield (British: English, born:13 December 1793, died:18 May 1867)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; White gouache; Pencil; Wove paper
  • Measurements
    image: 8 cm x 5.2 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of the medieval castle Ehrenbreitstein from the town of Coblenz. There is a horse and three figures in the foreground and a tower protruding from the street in the centre. Mountains in the distance.
  • Related people
    Gooden and Fox (Previous owner); William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker); A Sargent (Previous owner); Clarkson Stanfield (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Accession Number: LL 3874; Collection Number: WHL 3526
  • Credit line
    Purchased for the Lady Levery Art Gallery by William Hesketh Lever in 1918
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Hesketh Lever

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Gooden and Fox

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased for William Hesketh Lever from Christie's on 16 May 1918, lot 23
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A Sargent

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Fine Art
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