Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nuremberg: The Dürer House, Tiergärtnertor and Burg from Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D30718
Turner Bequest CCCIV 46 a

Catalogue entry

This is a scene in Nuremberg taken from Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse. The artist Albrecht Dürer was born in Nuremberg in 1471 and lived there from 1509 until his death in 1539. His house is depicted in the foreground at right and inscribed ‘alb | Dur’. The Imperial Castle (Burg) is visible atop the heights in the background, and the Tiergärtnertor, a tall square-bottomed gate tower, can be seen at 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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