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


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 101 × 168 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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