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 × 291 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20152
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 14

Catalogue entry

Taken from higher in the hills than the previous sketch (Tate D20151; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 13), this view incorporates the narrow winding streets, rooftops and spire of Pallien’s church as well as the distant profile of Trier across the Moselle. Turner has taken care to record the small buildings and cottages which hug the craggy hillside, rendering the rest of the view rather cursorily. This view is similar to one in the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook (Tate D19730; Turner Bequest CCXVI 91).
Verso:
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Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

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