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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Porta Nigra, Trier, from the North-West 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
The Porta Nigra, Trier, from the North-West 1824
D20142
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 4
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 220 x 291 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘4’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVIII–4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has made a summary sketch of the principal architectural elements of the Porta Nigra, a Roman city gate at Trier, Germany. Seen from a north-westerly angle, there is a far more detailed drawing of the monument taken from the north side on Tate D20141; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 3.
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Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Porta Nigra, Trier, from the North-West 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-porta-nigra-trier-from-the-north-west-r1174880, accessed 02 March 2021.