Joseph Mallord William Turner

Carriage Sketches of a Rocky Hill and Buildings between Teplitz and Prague

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: 159 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30337
Turner Bequest CCCI 21 a

Catalogue entry

These slight and uneven sketches have been rendered with the book turned upside down and are continued from the folio opposite (Tate D30338; Turner Bequest CCCI 22). They were likely dashed off as Turner travelled by carriage from Teplitz to the Bohemian capital Prague. The landscapes are hilly and mountainous, which suggests Turner may have been travelling through the Central Bohemian Uplands.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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