Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View from the Brühl Terrace towards the Schloss, Hofkirche and Bridge (Continued in the Sky, Showing the Neustadt); Dresden: The Monument to General Moreau at Räcknitz, Looking Away from Dresden, with Hills in the Distance


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 89 × 162 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCVII 9

Catalogue entry

The principal drawing shows Dresden from Brühl Terrace, with the Castle and Cathedral at left, and the bridge over the Elbe at right. The bridge is continued in a small sketch at top right, with Neustadt on the opposite side of the river. Numbers and initials are inscribed across the Elbe: ‘12’, ‘12’, ‘4 ½’, ‘BW’, ‘W|Y’.
The drawing rendered inversely to the principal view shows the monument to General Moreau at Racknitz, a suburb of Dresden (see Tate D31034; Turner Bequest CCCVII 8). The hills surrounding Dresden are visible in the background.
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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