Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses in Vienna, with St Stephen’s Cathedral in the Distance

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30008
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 4

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. As Cecilia Powell recognised,1 the view is west from the direction of Schulerstrasse, now largely lined with later buildings, towards Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral, with its spire and domed tower marking the transepts south and north of the nave respectively. For other views of the building and the city, see under folio 40 recto (D30008).2
1
See Powell 1995, p.242.
2
See also Powell 1995, p.81 note 24.
Technical notes:
There is staining towards the top left and right from the leather pencil loops secured under the front paste-down (D41222).

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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