Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nuremberg: The Burg from the Spittlertorgraben

1835

In Tate Britain

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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
D30713
Turner Bequest CCCIV 44

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the Bavarian city of Nuremberg and its imperial Castle. It was taken from a vantage point on the Spittlertorgraben, one of the medieval walls which runs around the southwestern side of the old town. Nuremberg Castle comprises the Kaiserburg (residence of the Holy Roman Emperors and Kings of Germany) as well as municipal buildings and the quarters of Burgraves of Nuremberg. Sinwell Tower and Luginsland Tower (translated as ‘watch-over-the-land-tower’) are pictured in the rough sketch at bottom left.
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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