Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View across the Elbe to the Frauenkirche, Kreuzkirche, Hofkirche and Schloss from the Northern Bank just upstream of the Bridge; Two Boats

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: 89 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31039
Turner Bequest CCCVII 10 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of Dresden taken from the north bank of the Elbe on the Augustus Bridge. From left to right the Frauenkirche, Kreuzkirche, Cathedral and Castle can be seen in the middle distance. Orientated inversely to this view are two sketches of flat-bottomed riverboats. For more sketches of the city see Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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