Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nuremberg: The Burg and Tiergärtnertor from the West (the Northern End of the Neutorgraben)

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
D30720
Turner Bequest CCCIV 47 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the imperial castle (Burg) at Nuremberg, Germany. Turner took the sketch from the northern section of the Neutorgraben, part of the medieval walls which circuit the city. One of the towers defending Nuremberg and its castle, the Tiergärtnertor, is depicted at right.
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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