Joseph Mallord William Turner

Frankfurt: View up the Main to the Cathedral, Bridge, Maininsel and Sachsenhausen (Shown in a Separate Instalment)

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D30703
Turner Bequest CCCIV 38 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the River Main at Frankfurt, Germany, rendered in two instalments to form one prospect. From left to right is Frankfurt Cathedral, the Old Bridge, followed by the Maininsel and the Sachsenhausen district in the upper instalment. Boats and barges assemble in a jumble around a mooring station near the Bridge.
For more drawings of the city 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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