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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Trier from the Hillside above Pallien, Looking Down on to the White House and up the Moselle to the Roman Bridge 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Verso:
Trier from the Hillside above Pallien, Looking Down on to the White House and up the Moselle to the Roman Bridge 1839
D28255
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 49 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 101 x 168 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this swift and freely rendered sketch Turner depicts Trier from the hillsides at Pallien. The artist is looking down onto the white house at bottom left, following the sweeping meander of the Moselle towards the Roman bridge. Other views taken from the Pallien hillsides in this sketchbook include Tate D28246, D28256–D28260; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 43a, 50–52. See also the Trèves and Rhine sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D20150; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 12).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Trier from the Hillside above Pallien, Looking Down on to the White House and up the Moselle to the Roman Bridge 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-trier-from-the-hillside-above-pallien-looking-down-on-to-the-r1150532, accessed 20 September 2021.