Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trier from Pallien, Looking up the Moselle with the Roman Bridge in the Distance

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
D20151
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 13

Catalogue entry

This fairly detailed and carefully rendered drawing pictures the city of Trier at left and its ancient bridge, the Römerbrücke, in the distance. The profile of Trier’s St Gangolf’s Church, the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Liebfrauenkirche are visible, delineated in hairline pencil. Turner sketched directly above Pallien to capture this view; the town’s Church of Saints Simon and Jude can be seen in the foreground at left, its tower topped with an ornamental cupola (see also Tate D19727, D19730, D20145; Turner Bequest CCXVI 89a, 91, CCXVIII 7).
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

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