Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: The Zwinger from across the Moat with the Crown Gate, Long Gallery and Bridge

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: 100 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30308
Turner Bequest CCCI 7

Catalogue entry

This cursory sketch shows the Zwinger at Dresden, a baroque palace used for imperial entertainments and to house the Saxon electorate’s collection of paintings. The façade of the Zwinger’s Long Gallery is depicted here, with the Crown Gate, a ceremonial entranceway topped with a giant decorated crown.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30307, D30896–D30900, D31013, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–6a, CCCVI 6a–9, 65a, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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