Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nuremberg: The Kaiserstallung and its Towers from the Vestnertorgraben, with the Burg on the Right

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
D30725
Turner Bequest CCCIV 50

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts the imperial city at Nuremberg, Germany. Built on a high sandstone rock overlooking Nuremberg, this complex of buildings was the residence of Holy Roman Emperors, the Kings of Germany and their court. Turner pictures the site from the northern Vestnertorgraben, a section of the medieval wall which circuited the city. From left to right can be seen Luginsland Tower, the Kaiserstallung, Sinwell Tower and the Heidenturm (‘Heathen’s Tower’).
For more views of Nuremberg see Tate D30707–D30711, D30713, D30715–D30718, D30720–D30726, D30729–D30730; Turner Bequest CCCIV 40a–42a, 44, 45–46a, 47a–50a, 52–52a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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