Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View from the Basin on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Japanese Palace (across the Elbe) and (through the Trees) the Wall Pavilion, Hofkirche and Schloss

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
D30898
Turner Bequest CCCVI 7 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures Dresden from an upper level of the Zwinger palace. The prospect encompasses the Japanese Palace across the Elbe River and the Wall Pavilion partly hidden from view by trees. At right is the Hofkirche (Dresden Cathedral) and Schloss (the City Palace).
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30896–D30900, D31013, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, 65a, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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