Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View on the Bank of the Elbe near the Brühl Terrace, Looking Downstream to the Bridge, with Trees in Background; English and German Phrases

1835

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31024
Turner Bequest CCCVII 3

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has inscribed phrases and vocabulary in English which have been translated into German by another hand (see also Tate D31029–D31023, D31025D31026; Turner Bequest CCCVII 1–2a, 3a–4). These are transcribed:
‘Will you come
Wollen sie kommen
Will you go
Wollen sie gehen
Will you take
Wollen sie nehmen
What do you want
Was wollen sie
What am I to do
Was muss ich thun
Baggage
Baggage
Money
Geld
Linen
Zeug’
Turner has also drawn a prospect of Dresden at bottom right (see also Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31025–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3a–12).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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