Joseph Mallord William Turner

Metz Cathedral from the South-West and Bridge over the Moselle

1839

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28234
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 35 a

Catalogue entry

This is a rough sketch of the south-western end of the cathedral at Metz, rendered in swift and summary line. Two arched lines to the left of the monument suggest a bridge traversing the Moselle.
For other representations of Metz cathedral in this sketchbook see Tate D28200, D28218–D28219, D28234–D28235; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 17a, 26a–27, 34a–35; see also the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19786; Turner Bequest CCXVI 118).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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