Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: The Bridge, Frauenkirche, Kreuzkirche, Hofkirche and Schloss from the Northern Shore of the Elbe just downstream of the Bridge, with Boats and Figures

1835

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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
D31038
Turner Bequest CCCVII 10

Catalogue entry

This is a prospect of Dresden taken from the northern shore of the river Elbe, downstream from the Augustus Bridge. The foreground quayside is stacked with cargo and figures stand close to moored vessels. In the middle distance at left the dome of the Frauenkirche can be seen, with the Kreuzkirche, Cathedral and Castle.
For more sketches of the city see Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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