Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hamburg: The Elbe Shore West of the Niederhafen, Looking towards the City

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
D30862
Turner Bequest CCCV 21 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures a leafy bank on the Elbe at Hamburg. Drawing from a vantage point west of the Niederhafen or Lower Port, the view encompasses the city itself and the spires of its numerous churches.
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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