Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of the Buildings at Trier as Seen from Pallien

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19733
Turner Bequest CCXVI 92 a

Catalogue entry

These finely rendered drawings depict various buildings at Trier, recorded by Turner from a vantage point on the hillsides of Pallien (inscribed ‘Palli’ at top left). Included within the views are the Martinskloster and Altekrahnen, St Gangolf’s Church, the Roman Bridge, and Pallien’s Church of Saints Simon and Jude with and a detail of the same church’s spire at bottom left. Similar sketches are found on the folio opposite Tate D19734; Turner Bequest CCXVI 93. See also Tate D19725–D19732, D19735–D19743; Turner Bequest CCXVI 88a–92, 93a–97a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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