Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hamburg: View across the Aussenalster to the Spires of the Jacobikirche, Gertrudkirche, Katharinenkirche, Petrikirche and Nikolaikirche

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
D30856
Turner Bequest CCCV 18 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures Hamburg in Germany. From a vantage point looking across the Aussenalster Lake, the view encompasses the churches of St James, Gertrude, Katharine, Peter, and Nicholas (left to right). Turner has inscribed the notes ‘Lake Alsder’ (i.e. Lake Aussenalster) and ‘Water’.
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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