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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nuremberg: City Walls and Königstor from the South; A Sailing Boat 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Verso:
Nuremberg: City Walls and Königstor from the South; A Sailing Boat 1835
D30707
Turner Bequest CCCIV 40 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 city walls and Königstor (King’s Tower) at Nuremberg, a city in Bavaria. The Königstor is a fortified tower which marked one of the principal entrances to Nuremberg’s old town. At top right Turner has also produced a slight sketch of a boat with its sails raised.
For more views of Nuremberg see Tate D30707–D30711, D30713, D30715–D30718, D30720–D30726, D30729–D30730; Turner Bequest CCCIV 40a–42a, 44, 45–46a, 47a–50a, 52–52a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Nuremberg: City Walls and Königstor from the South; A Sailing Boat 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-nuremberg-city-walls-and-konigstor-from-the-south-a-sailing-r1187083, accessed 02 December 2021.