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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nuremberg: View Southwards from the Königstrasse to the Tugendbrunnen, St Lorenz and Nassauer Haus 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 55 Verso:
Nuremberg: View Southwards from the Königstrasse to the Tugendbrunnen, St Lorenz and Nassauer Haus 1835
D30735
Turner Bequest CCCIV 55 a
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 190 mm
Watermark ‘Zo’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts a view in central Nuremberg from a vantage point on the Königstrasse. The artist looks onto Lorenzer Platz, named after the gothic Church of St Lorenz seen at left. The Tugendbrunnen, a fountain decorated with statues of the seven virtues, lies next to the Church. Opposite St Lorenz is a medieval tower featuring an oriel window and a set of octagonal corner turrets. This is Nassauer Haus, once of the last remaining residential towers in Nuremberg.
For more views of the city 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: View Southwards from the Königstrasse to the Tugendbrunnen, St Lorenz and Nassauer Haus 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-view-southwards-from-the-konigstrasse-to-the-r1187110, accessed 27 October 2021.