Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trier from the Hillside above Pallien, Looking Down on to the White House and up the Moselle to the Roman Bridge

1839

In Tate Britain

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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
D28255
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 49 a

Catalogue entry

In this swift and freely rendered sketch Turner depicts Trier from the hillsides at Pallien. The artist is looking down onto the white house at bottom left, following the sweeping meander of the Moselle towards the Roman bridge. Other views taken from the Pallien hillsides in this sketchbook include Tate D28246, D28256–D28260; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 43a, 50–52. See also the Trèves and Rhine sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D20150; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 12).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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