Joseph Mallord William Turner

Frankfurt: The Cathedral from the South; Düsseldorf from the Rhine

1835

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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
D30684
Turner Bequest CCCIV 29

Catalogue entry

The principal drawing was taken in the German city of Frankfurt and shows the cathedral from a vantage point on the Domplatz. Turner has continued the cathedral tower on Tate D30679; Turner Bequest CCCIV 26a. For more sketches of Frankfurt see Tate D30678, D30686–D30698, D30700–D30705; Turner Bequest CCCIV 26, 30–36, 37–39a.
At the top of the page Turner has also rendered a slight sketch of Düsseldorf, orientated inversely to the view of Frankfurt. The artist passed through Düsseldorf on his way back to England via the Rhine.
Recto:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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