Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prague Cathedral; Sketches of Towers

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: 190 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30764
Turner Bequest CCCIV 70 a

Catalogue entry

Prague’s imperial Cathedral of St Vitus is rendered in a cursory jotting at centre, produced with the sketchbook turned upside down (see Tate D30765; Turner Bequest CCCIV 71). The ruined tower above and below are unidentified but inscribed ‘D[...]’ and ‘[M...y]’. Turner has sketched the same tower again on the folio opposite (Turner Bequest CCCIV 71).

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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