Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings Seen between Berlin and Dresden; Dresden: View down the Elbe towards the Palais Brühl, Hofkirche and Bridge

1835

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31042
Turner Bequest CCCVII 12

Catalogue entry

The view at rear, produced with the sketchbook turned upside down, is of Dresden. Taken from the Elbe, the view incorporates the Hofkirche (Cathedral), Augustus Bridge and Palais Brühl, a now demolished palace built for the Polish-Saxon statesman Heinrich von Brühl.
The remaining sketches were probably taken on the carriage journey from Dresden to Berlin. ‘Branburg’ may refer to Brandenburg an der Havel, a town near Berlin. The central building with four onion domes may be Moritzburg Castle northwest of Dresden.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

1
Moritzburg Castle, Schloss Moritzburg, accessed 15 June 2015, http://www.schloss-moritzburg.de/en/moritzburg_castle/

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