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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trier from the North-West, Looking up the Moselle to the Bridge; Trier from the West, Looking down the Moselle towards the Cliffs at Pallien 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
Trier from the North-West, Looking up the Moselle to the Bridge; Trier from the West, Looking down the Moselle towards the Cliffs at Pallien 1839
D28250
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 46
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 101 x 168 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Mill’ towards top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘46’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXXVIII–46’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch running across the upper register is a view of Trier from a north-westerly perspective, looking up the Moselle towards the Roman bridge. At left Turner has inscribed the word ‘Mill’. The larger sketch below is a view of the city from the west, looking towards the sandstone cliffs at Pallien, the town on the opposite bank of the Moselle to Trier; see also folios 50 recto and verso (Tate D28256, D28257; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 50, 50a).
For other views of Pallien see the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19727, D19730, D19731, D19733, D19735, D19736; Turner Bequest CCXVI 89a, 91, 91a, 92a, 93a, 94); the Trèves and Rhine sketchbook of the same date (Tate D20145, D20151, D20154; Turner Bequest CCXVIII 7, 13, 16).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Trier from the North-West, Looking up the Moselle to the Bridge; Trier from the West, Looking down the Moselle towards the Cliffs at Pallien 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-north-west-looking-up-the-moselle-to-the-r1150527, accessed 25 February 2021.