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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Frankfurt: View up the Main to the Cathedral, Bridge, Maininsel and Sachsenhausen (Shown in a Separate Instalment) 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Verso:
Frankfurt: View up the Main to the Cathedral, Bridge, Maininsel and Sachsenhausen (Shown in a Separate Instalment) 1835
D30703
Turner Bequest CCCIV 38 a
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 190 mm
Watermark with the Lion of the Seven Provinces
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a view of the River Main at Frankfurt, Germany, rendered in two instalments to form one prospect. From left to right is Frankfurt Cathedral, the Old Bridge, followed by the Maininsel and the Sachsenhausen district in the upper instalment. Boats and barges assemble in a jumble around a mooring station near the Bridge.
For more drawings of the city see Tate D30678–D30679, D30684–D30698, D30700–D30705; Turner Bequest CCCIV 26–26a, 29–36, 37–39a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Frankfurt: View up the Main to the Cathedral, Bridge, Maininsel and Sachsenhausen (Shown in a Separate Instalment) 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-frankfurt-view-up-the-main-to-the-cathedral-bridge-maininsel-r1187079, accessed 25 August 2019.