Here Turner pictures Trier in swift and summary line, incorporating the majority of its ecclesiastical buildings and sites of historical interest. The Moselle is in the immediate foreground, with a parade of buildings at the bankside including the Abbey of St Martin. From left to right: the baroque Church of St Paulin; the Porta Nigra; the Romanesque cathedral of St Peter and the adjacent thirteenth-century Liebfrauenkirche; and finally the fifteenth-century Church of St Gangolf. This sketch, along with Tate D28258, D28260; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 51, 52, formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper of c.1839 (Tate D24715; Turner Bequest CCLIX 150). At top right is a small and cursory sketch of what appears to be sloping hills.
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