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 Rententurm and Bridge 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Verso:
Frankfurt: View up the Main to the Rententurm and Bridge 1835
D30705
Turner Bequest CCCIV 39 a
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 190 mm
Watermark ‘[jan] honig [& zonen]’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a view of the River Main at Frankfurt, with the Old Bridge at right and a few boats moored in the foreground. Part of the Old Town overlooking the waterway is shown, with medieval buildings including the Saalhof Palace and the Rententurm rendered in faint line. To the left of the Rententurm, in the distance, is Frankfurt Cathedral.

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 Rententurm and Bridge 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-rententurm-and-bridge-r1187081, accessed 28 November 2021.