Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Porta Nigra, Trier, from the North-West

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 220 x 291 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20142
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 4

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has made a summary sketch of the principal architectural elements of the Porta Nigra, a Roman city gate at Trier, Germany. Seen from a north-westerly angle, there is a far more detailed drawing of the monument taken from the north side on Tate D20141; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 3.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

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