Joseph Mallord William Turner

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

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D30011
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 5 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, Cecilia Powell recognised this as a view of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna1 from the north-east. Such a prospect is now precluded by later buildings. The viewpoint is possibly in the vicinity of the Danube Canal near the site of the later Marienbrücke, down Rotenturmstrasse. For other views of the city, see under folio 40 recto (D30076).2

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.242.
2
See also ibid., p.81 note 24.

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