Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trier from the Hills above Pallien

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19735
Turner Bequest CCXVI 93 a

Catalogue entry

Turner took this distant view of Trier from a vantage point high in the hills above Pallien. The village’s Church of Saints Simon and Jude can be seen at bottom left, identified by its teardrop-shaped spire, as well as Napoleon’s sandstone bridge (see Tate D19734; Turner Bequest CCXVI 93). Beyond, the Roman Bridge and Trier’s cathedral is suggested in summary profile. For further sketches of the city see Tate D19725–D19733, D19736–D19743; Turner Bequest CCXVI 88a–92a, 94–97a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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