Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: The Elbe near the Brühl Terrace, Looking Downstream to the Bridge, with Figures under Trees; Copenhagen: (2) Equestrian Statue of Frederik V in the Amalienborg; (3) A Female Nude (?Statue in the Schack Palace)


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 162 × 89 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCVII 59

Catalogue entry

The upper view is rendered in accordance with the foliation and shows Dresden’s Brühl Terrace, overlooking the River Elbe (see Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12).
The other sketches are produced with the book turned horizontally and depict aspects of Copenhagen. At centre is the equestrian statue of King Frederik V (1723–66), situated in the Amalienborg Palace courtyard. Turner has inscribed ‘[?Nymph] of Lippe | Amalie | Palazzo’ at bottom right, above a section of a female nude.
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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