Joseph Mallord William Turner

Frankfurt: The Römerberg with the Nikolaikirche (Right) and the Cathedral in the Distance, with Separate Details of Parts of the Nikolaikirche

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
D30700
Turner Bequest CCCIV 37

Catalogue entry

This is a study of Römerberg Square in Frankfurt, Germany. The Römerberg is Frankfurt’s historic heart and the site of the city hall (the Römer) and ancient church of St Nicholas (inscribed ‘St Niccoli’), depicted at right. Turner has recorded some of the church’s architectural features – parts of its carved exterior and decorative window mouldings – in small sketches above the view. Beyond the Nikolaikirche can be seen the tower of Frankfurt Cathedral.
For more drawings of Frankfurt see Tate D30678–D30679, D30684–D30698, D30700–D30705; Turner Bequest CCCIV 26–26a, 29–36, 37–39a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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