Joseph Mallord William Turner

View in a Town (Probably Teplitz)

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 159 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30335
Turner Bequest CCCI 20 a

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch, dashed off at speed, depicts the main street of a town with a carriage at right and a church tower in the middle distance. The Turner scholar Cecilia Powell suggests this may be a view of Teplitz in Bohemia (now Teplice in the Czech Republic), with the Schlosskirche at centre.1
For more sketches of Teplitz see Tate D30315–D30334; Turner Bequest CCCI 10a–20.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

1
Powell 1995, p.237.

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