The sketches of Hamburg, Kiel and Copenhagen in this book confirm that the Turner mentioned in a Hamburg newspaper of 3 September 1835 and the Turner listed in a Copenhagen newspaper as arriving by sea from Kiel on 6 September were both, indeed, J.M.W. Turner. His Copenhagen sketches are often squeezed into the spaces left by the Hamburg ones and several pages are stained by water. One of the finest sights in Hamburg is that of its many church spires across Binnenalster lake. Turner could only record this here by it in numbered instalments, with separate details, a method he often used when short of time and .
Gallery label, September 2004
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