Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View from next to the Fountain above the Nymphenbad in the Zwinger, Looking Towards the Schloss, Frauenkirche, Crown Gate and Pavilions of the Zwinger (the Bridge Continued in the Sky)

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31013
Turner Bequest CCCVI 65 a

Catalogue entry

This drawing depicts the Zwinger Palace in Dresden, taken from a point near the Nymphenbad (‘Nymphs’ Bath’) fountain. The city of Dresden can be seen beyond, with the Schloss and Frauenkirche at left, the Crown Gate – a ceremonial entranceway topped with a giant crown – at centre, and the pavilions of the Zwinger at right.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30897–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 7–9, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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