Joseph Mallord William Turner

Frankfurt: The Tower of the Cathedral

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
D30679
Turner Bequest CCCIV 26 a

Catalogue entry

This is the tower of Frankfurt Cathedral, continued from a study rendered on Tate D30684; Turner Bequest CCCIV 29. Frankfurt Cathedral was constructed in the fourteenth and fifteenth centruries on the foundations of an earlier church. Though not a true cathedral (an episcopal see), the building was used for the election and coronation of Holy Roman Emperors and came to be known as the ‘Kaiserdom’ because of its significance in Imperial history.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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