Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: The Neumarkt from the End of Moritzstrasse, Showing the Johanneum, Hotel Stadt Berlin, Frauenkirche and Türkenbrunnen


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 89 x 162 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCVII 5

Catalogue entry

This prospect of Dresden was taken at the end of the Moritzstrasse looking towards Neumarkt, the city’s principal public square. From left to right is the Johanneum (formerly the royal mews and later converted into a picture gallery for the royal collection), the Hotel Stadt Berlin, the Frauenkirche, and the Türkenbrunnen or ‘Turk’s Fountain’ with a statue of the goddess Victoria at its centre.1
Turner has inscribed the numbers ‘11’, ‘7’, ‘5’ over the bays of the Hotel Stadt Berlin and ‘4’, ‘4’, ‘3’, ‘6’ on the building directly in front of the Frauenkirche. There are also the inscriptions ‘Pump’ ‘[...]’ ‘W[...]’ before the fountain.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12.
‘Quarter I’, Neumarkt Dresden, accessed 7 May 2015,
Technical notes:
A modern paper stub has been inserted between this page and Tate D31027; Turner Bequest CCCVII 4a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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