Joseph Mallord William Turner

Copenhagen: View of the Amalienborg Palace Showing the Schack Palace, Equestrian Statue of Frederik V, Colonnade and Part of the Moltke Palace

1835

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31134
Turner Bequest CCCVII 58

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the Amalienborg, a complex of four royal palaces in Copenhagen. Here Turner depicts the south-eastern Schack Palace (named after Countess Anne Sophie Schack), the equestrian statue of King Frederik V (1723–66), the colonnade, and part of the Moltke Palace (originally built for the Lord High Steward Adam Gottlob Moltke).1
For other drawings of Copenhagen see Tate D30824–D30829, D30832–D30833, D30859, D30861, D30873, D30881, D30883, D30887, D31120–D31137; Turner Bequest CCCV 2–5, 6a–7, 20, 21, 27, 31, 32, 34, CCCVII 51–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

1
‘Amalienborg’, Kongehuset, accessed 23 June 2015, http://kongehuset.dk/english/palaces/amalienborg/amalienborg

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