Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nuremberg: The Apse of St Sebaldus and the Town Hall from the North-West Corner of the Hauptmarkt, with the Burg in the Distance

1835

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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
D30730
Turner Bequest CCCIV 52 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the Hauptmarkt, a main square in Nuremberg, Bavaria. Turner has gone to some lengths to reproduce the gothic apse of St Sebaldus’ Church at left, as well as drawing in lines of perspective and the architectural features of Nuremberg’s Town Hall at right. A figure driving a horse-drawn cart can be seen in the foreground.
For more views of Nuremberg see Tate D30707–D30711, D30713, D30715–D30718, D30720–D30726, D30729–D30730; Turner Bequest CCCIV 40a–42a, 44, 45–46a, 47a–50a, 52–52a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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