Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hills; View up the Elbe to Schandau and Schrammsteine; Schandau and the Schrammsteine; Königstein Fortress and Lilienstein from the Direction of Schandau

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: 170 × 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30949
Turner Bequest CCCVI 33 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned upside down, here Turner has rendered four slight views of Saxon Switzerland. From top to rear the drawings show: hills in the Elbe valley, the Elbe looking towards Bad Schandau and the Schrammsteine rocks, Schandau and Schrammsteine again with a boat navigating the river, and finally Liliensteine Mountain with the Königstein Fortress in the distance. The top sketch is inscribed ‘K[...]’.
For more sketches of Königstein, Liliestein,Schandau and the Schrammsteine range see Tate D30931–D30970; Turner Bequest CCCVI 24a–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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