Joseph Mallord William Turner

Traben and the Flying Bridge

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: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19767
Turner Bequest CCXVI 109 a

Catalogue entry

This swiftly wrought sketch shows Traben and its flying bridge spanning the width of the Moselle. Standing atop it are two figures, facing towards the town and the Church of St Peter. The bridge of boats is depicted again in a later sketch of 1839: Tate D28391; Turner Bequest CCXC 21.
For further drawings of Traben-Trarbach and the Grevenberg dated 1824 see: Tate D19764–D19766, D19768–D19771, D20186, D20191; Turner Bequest CCXVI 108–109, 110–111a, CCXIX 25, 30.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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