Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trier, Pallien and the Napoleonsbrücke from the River Bank to the North-West, Looking up the Mosel

1824

In Tate Britain

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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
D20154
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 16

Catalogue entry

Rendered in fine and agile handling, this view shows the ancient city of Trier at far left and Pallien, on the opposite side of the Moselle, at right nestled within hillside. Trier’s Church of St Paulinus, a masterpiece of Baroque ornament, is represented minutely and delicately close to the river’s edge; the cathedral and Liebfrauenkirche, meanwhile, are suggested in simple linear profile towards the right. Pallien’s Napoleonsbrücke, a road bridge constructed by the French Emperor in the early nineteenth century, is identifiable a little way up the hillside, marked out by a diminutive arch (see also Tate D20145, D20146; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 7, 8).
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

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