There has been some debate as to the exact subject of this drawing. It has traditionally been described as 'Two Bridges Koblenz' and thought to depict a view of the 'Deutsches Eck' with the river Moselle on the right. More recently, it has been identified by the Museum Simeonstift, Trier, as Namur in Belgium, at the confluence of the rivers Sambre (Sombre) and Meuse (Maas). The Birmingham collection also holds two copies of the catalogue of the 1907 Ruskin exhibition in which this drawing was displayed. One copy contains a small pencil sketch of this work by the original owner of the catalogue.

  • Presented by the Trustees of the Griffiths Bequest, 1907.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist John Ruskin -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Ruskin Exhibition
22 The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London 1907-03 - 1907-04


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Ruskin Exhibition: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Water-Colours and Drawings by the late John Ruskin
1907 The Fine Art Society, London p. 11
Works of Ruskin, XXXVIII, Catalogue of Drawings
Alexander Wedderburn, E T Cook 1912 George Allen, London p. 245, no. 527
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p.372

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Name Type
Namur, Belgium Depicted

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