J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bamberg Cathedral and the Alte Hofhaltung from the Domplatz 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
Bamberg Cathedral and the Alte Hofhaltung from the Domplatz 1840
D31331
Turner Bequest CCCX 28a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 126 x 198 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. As identified by Cecilia Powell,1 the view is towards the southern corner of Bamberg’s sloping Domplatz, flanked by the Romanesque Cathedral and the picturesquely gabled Renaissance Alte Hofhaltung (now a museum). It is notable that Turner lightly indicated the second of the Romanesque spires on the left, but only one of the similarly proportioned but more elaborate Gothic spires towards the right.
For numerous other Bamberg views in this sketchbook, see under folio 19 recto (D31312).2

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.243.
2
See also Powell 1995, pp.71, 82 note 58.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Bamberg Cathedral and the Alte Hofhaltung from the Domplatz 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bamberg-cathedral-and-the-alte-hofhaltung-from-the-domplatz-r1196119, accessed 27 November 2021.