Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hamburg: The Eastern Prospect from the Stintfang, with the Spire of the Michaeliskirche

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
D30869
Turner Bequest CCCV 25

Catalogue entry

This cursory sketch depicts Hamburg and its Church of St Michael (Michaeliskirche). Turner has taken this view from a vantage point on the Stintfang, a park which gives onto the River Elbe.
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

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