Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Domstrasse, Würzburg, with the Town Hall, Cathedral and Vierröhrenbrunnen

1840

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30632
Turner Bequest CCCIII 89

Catalogue entry

This view east along Würzburg’s Domstrasse towards the cathedral is part of a double-page drawing made with the sketchbook turned horizontally. This part shows the prospect at street level, while the upper stages of all the buildings occupy folio 89 verso opposite (D30631; Turner Bequest CCCIII 88a), under which the subject is discussed. The main landmark on this page is the obelisk of the Vierröhrenbrunnen fountain towards the right, which stands south of the Rathaus (on the north side of the street towards the left); the statue on top of the obelisk is shown on the opposite page.
For the extensive sequence of Würzburg views in this sketchbook and others elsewhere, see under folio 72 verso (D30596; CCCIII 71).

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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