Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nuremberg: The Burg and Neutor from the Neutorgraben; The Königstor from Königstrasse


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 190 × 118 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCIV 45 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches show aspects of Nuremberg, Bavaria. Nuremberg Castle is depicted in the uppermost view, which extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D30717; Turner Bequest CCCIV 46). The Castle was the imperial residence of the Holy Roman Emperors and Kings of Germany. It overlooks the city from a high ridge and is protected by a network of medieval walls, one of which, the Neutorgraben, is depicted in the foreground.
The Königstor seen from the Königstrasse is depicted in the sketch at rear.
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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