Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trier from the North-West, Looking up the Moselle to the Bridge; Trier from the West, Looking down the Moselle towards the Cliffs at Pallien

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 x 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28250
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 46

Catalogue entry

The sketch running across the upper register is a view of Trier from a north-westerly perspective, looking up the Moselle towards the Roman bridge. At left Turner has inscribed the word ‘Mill’. The larger sketch below is a view of the city from the west, looking towards the sandstone cliffs at Pallien, the town on the opposite bank of the Moselle to Trier; see also folios 50 recto and verso (Tate D28256, D28257; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 50, 50a).
For other views of Pallien see the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19727, D19730, D19731, D19733, D19735, D19736; Turner Bequest CCXVI 89a, 91, 91a, 92a, 93a, 94); the Trèves and Rhine sketchbook of the same date (Tate D20145, D20151, D20154; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 7, 13, 16).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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