Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hamburg: The Binnenhafen (with the Building that was later the Glaslager of C.E. Gätcke)

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: 92 × 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30844
Turner Bequest CCCV 12 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of Hamburg, a port city on the River Elbe in northern Germany. Here Turner records the Binnenhafen: the oldest part Hamburg port. Figures can be see walking near the quayside at right and beyond is an imposing building which Cecilia Powell writes later formed part of C.E. Gätcke’s glass manufactory.1
For more sketches of Hamburg see Tate D30842–D30860, D30862–D30870, D30872, D30874–D30880, D30882–D30886; Turner Bequest CCCV 11a–20a, 21a–25a, 26a, 27a–30a, 31a–33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2015

1
Powell 1995, p.231.

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