Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trier from the West

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19729
Turner Bequest CCXVI 90 a

Catalogue entry

These finely rendered studies, drawn with the sketchbook turned horizontally, show three parts of a wide-angled view of Trier from the west. St Gangolf’s Church can be seen in the uppermost sketch, adjacent to the cathedral and the Porta Nigra at left. The river view close to the gutter of the sketchbook shows the Roman Bridge, Altekrahnen, and Martinskloster. For other sketches of Trier in this book, see Tate D19725–D19728, D19730–D19743; Turner Bequest CCXVI 88a–90, 91–97a; see also the watercolour and gouache drawing of Trier from the west of 1839: Tate D24715; Turner Bequest CCLIX 150.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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