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Mainz: the Cathedral from the south-west
  • David Roberts (1796 - 1864)
  • Mainz: the Cathedral from the south-west
  • 1832
  • Painting
  • Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with varnish on paper
  • Image size: 23.4 x 31.4 cm
  • Signature: 'D. ROBERTS 1832'
    Inscription: 'P689' Written in pencil
  • P689
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The cathedral of the city of Mainz, on the left bank of the Rhine, was consecrated on 4 July 1239, though building work on the present structure had begun in the eleventh century and there have been innumerable subsequent additions and alterations. This watercolour was probably based on studies made by Roberts during a tour of western Germany in the summer of 1830. It is entirely characteritic of many British watercolour views of native and Continental cities produced in the early nineteenth century.