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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trier from Pallien, Looking up the Moselle with the Roman Bridge in the Distance 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
Trier from Pallien, Looking up the Moselle with the Roman Bridge in the Distance 1824
D20149
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 11
Watercolour, pencil and chalk on white wove paper, 220 x 291 mm
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘11’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVIII–11’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This ethereal view is another showing the city of Trier from Pallien (see Tate D20146, D20148; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 8, 10), a town on the opposite bank of the Moselle. The river, Römerbrücke, and architecture of the city are cursorily sketched in pencil across the middle register and highlighted with chalk. Turner has left the majority of the foreground unworked, save for a few ‘rubbed out’ streaks where the whiteness of the paper is intentionally re-exposed. The expansive sky is illuminated with the same ‘rubbing out’ technique and softly smudged chalk.
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Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Trier from Pallien, Looking up the Moselle with the Roman Bridge in the Distance 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-trier-from-pallien-looking-up-the-moselle-with-the-roman-r1174888, accessed 01 March 2021.