Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View from the Gardens of the Japanese Palace

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30300
Turner Bequest CCCI 3

Catalogue entry

This is a view of Dresden, capital of Saxony, taken from a vantage point close to the formal gardens of the Japanese Palace. The baroque building, which can be seen at left, was constructed by Augustus the Strong to store the imperial collection of Japanese porcelain.1 Beyond the palace is the Frauenkirche at centre, and over the bridge the Hofkirche, once church of the royal court of Saxony and now Dresden Cathedral.
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
September 2015

1
‘Japanisches Palais’, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, accessed 03 September 2015, http://www.skd.museum/en/museums-institutions/japanisches-palais

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