Turner Bequest CCXX W
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXX–W’ bottom right
Turner’s drawing of Trier’s ancient monument is rendered in loose, translucent washes of grey, pink, and yellow pigment. This palette, and the naturally illuminating properties of watercolour, transforms this rather formidable and gloomy edifice into a painterly and aestheticised one.
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXX–W’ towards bottom right; inscribed in pencil ‘10a’ at centre towards right and ‘Porta Nigra Trèves.’ at bottom.
How to cite
Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Porta Nigra, Trier c.1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www