Joseph Mallord William Turner

Frankfurt: Two Sketches of the Cathedral, Glimpsed between Houses

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 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30697
Turner Bequest CCCIV 35 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches show Frankfurt Cathedral taken from various perspectives as Turner explored the city’s old town (see also Tate D30696; Turner Bequest CCCIV 35). The tower of the Cathedral in the larger of the two sketches is continued onto the folio opposite (Tate D30698; Turner Bequest CCCIV 36).

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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