Joseph Mallord William Turner

Regensburg Cathedral across the River Danube, with the Steinerne Brücke

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31365
Turner Bequest CCCX 45 a

Catalogue entry

As recognised by Cecilia Powell,1 this horizontal view shows Regensburg across the River Danube, looking south to the cathedral (then lacking the upper stages and taller spires of its west towers), with the Steinerne Brücke overlooked by the Brückturm slightly downstream on the right. Ian Warrell has shown this and other sketches from similar viewpoints on adjacent pages informed a watercolour of the scene, as discussed under folio 42 verso (D31359);2 for numerous other contemporary views of the city in this sketchbook and elsewhere, see under folio 18 verso (D31311).3

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.243.
2
See Warrell 2015, pp.6, 8 note 15.
3
See also Powell 1995, pp.69, 81 note 45.

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