Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Sketches of the Towers of Copenhagen from the Sound; Two Sketches of Sailing Ships

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
D31126
Turner Bequest CCCVII 54

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned upright but inversely relative to the foliation, Turner has recorded sailing ships on the Øresund around Copenhagen Harbour. With the sketchbook orientated horizontally the artist shows Copenhagen in profile, with the towers and spires of its churches and palaces.
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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