Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dresden: View up the Elbe; Separate Detail of a Spire

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
D30302
Turner Bequest CCCI 4

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has recorded a prospect of the Saxon capital Dresden from the banks of the River Elbe. In the distance at centre is the Augustus Bridge, the Frauenkirche and Hofkirche. Turner has labelled the Frauenkirche and Hofkirche with two illegible inscriptions; there is a separate detail of what appears to be the Frauenkirche’s lantern at top right.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30896–D30900, D31013, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, 65a, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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