Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Southern Part of Trier from the Moselle, Looking Upstream

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28260
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 52

Catalogue entry

In this summary and slight drawing Turner has pictured the southern part of Trier from the Moselle, at a closer proximity to the Römerbrücke (Roman bridge). This sketch, along with Tate D28258D28259; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 51–51a formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper of c.1839 (Tate D24715; Turner Bequest CCLIX 150). Other views taken from the Pallien hillsides in this sketchbook include Tate D28246, D28255–D28259; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 43a, 49a–51a. See also the Trèves and Rhine sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D20150; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 12).
Verso:
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Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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