Joseph Mallord William Turner

Metz Cathedral and Bridge over the Moselle

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 x 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28232
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 34 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a very rough and swiftly rendered sketch of the profile of Metz Cathedral and a bridge traversing the Moselle at the left.
The drawing of Metz Cathedral on the opposite folio (Tate D28233; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 35) is continued onto this page, running parallel to the gutter of the sketchbook.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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