Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: The Frauenkirche and Details of its Lantern and Towers

1835

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30296
Turner Bequest CCCI 1

Catalogue entry

This is a sketch of Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Turner shows the baroque Frauenkirche from a vantage point on the Neumarkt in the centre of the city. Details of the church’s lantern and towers are rendered around the sides of the view. At rear Turner has inscribed ‘Eberferh[...]’, which is related to the list of German phrases rendered on the folio opposite (Tate D41211).
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30297–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31013, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1a–7, CCCVI 6a–9, 65a, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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