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 13 Recto:
Trier from Pallien, Looking up the Moselle with the Roman Bridge in the Distance 1824
D20151
Turner Bequest CCXVIII 13
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 220 x 291 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘G[...]b’ bottom centre towards left
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘13’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVIII–13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This fairly detailed and carefully rendered drawing pictures the city of Trier at left and its ancient bridge, the Römerbrücke, in the distance. The profile of Trier’s St Gangolf’s Church, the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Liebfrauenkirche are visible, delineated in hairline pencil. Turner sketched directly above Pallien to capture this view; the town’s Church of Saints Simon and Jude can be seen in the foreground at left, its tower topped with an ornamental cupola (see also Tate D19727, D19730, D20145; Turner Bequest CCXVI 89a, 91, CCXVIII 7).
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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-r1174890, accessed 26 October 2021.