Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hamburg: View across the Aussenalster from the Alsterglacis to the Georgkirche, Windmill and Lombardsbrücke; ?Copenhagen: The Apse of the Church of Our Lady

1835

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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
D30857
Turner Bequest CCCV 19

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch is a view of Aussenalster Lake at Hamburg, taken from the Alsterglacis. Visible is the Church of St George, a windmill and the Lombardsbrücke (Lombard Bridge). The early morning sun is reflected in the waters of the Aussenalster at right. 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.
The sketch at top right may be the apse of the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen (see Tate D30859, D30883; Turner Bequest CCCV 20, 32).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2015

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