Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mainz Cathedral from the East

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28484
Turner Bequest CCXC 67 a

Catalogue entry

As in the previous folio (Tate D28483; Turner Bequest CCXC 67) this view of the Cathedral of St Martin was taken from Mainz’s market square. Turner depicts the east chancel, the oldest part of the cathedral, which was partly destroyed in 1793 during the bombardment of Mainz and rebuilt in the early nineteenth century.1 There is another view of St Martin’s from the north-east on the folio opposite (Tate D28485; Turner Bequest CCXC 68).

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

1
‘St Martin’s Cathedral’, Landeshauptstadt Mainz, http://www.mainz.de/WGAPublisher/online/html/default/mkuz-5v9eue.en.html, accessed 26 July 2013.

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