Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cologne: The Bridge of Boats and Deutz

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30774
Turner Bequest CCCIV 75 a

Catalogue entry

This swiftly rendered sketch shows the district of Deutz in Cologne. Deutz is located on the opposite side of the Rhine to the Old Town, and features an ancient Benedictine monastery which is pictured at centre. A bridge of boats can also be seen in the foreground. For more sketches of the city see Tate D30762–D30763, D30766, D30770, D30772, D30774, D30778; Turner Bequest CCCIV 70–70a, 71a, 73a, 74a, 75a, 77a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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