Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of Copenhagen from the Sound, with Trekroner (the First in Two Instalments)

1835

Not on display
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
D31122
Turner Bequest CCCVII 52

Catalogue entry

These are two sketches of Copenhagen, drawn from the Øresund. The first is rendered in two instalments and the second runs parallel to the gutter of the sketchbook. The Tekroner sea fort can be seen in both views.
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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