Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of Fortifications near Copenhagen; Sketch

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
D31131
Turner Bequest CCCVII 56 a

Catalogue entry

These are rough sketches of the fortifications at Copenhagen, taken from the Øresund. A large sailing ship is at centre.
At right is a separate sketch, possibly of a vessel of some sort, next to an illegible inscription. These have been rendered with the book turned upright.
For other drawings of Copenhagen see Tate D30824–D30829, D30832–D30833, D30859, D30861, D30873, D30881, D30883, D30887, D31120–D31137; Turner Bequest CCCV 2–5, 6a–7, 20, 21, 27, 31, 32, 34, CCCVII 51–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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