Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prague: Distant View

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: 118 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30789
Turner Bequest CCCIV 83

Catalogue entry

This may be a distant view of Petrín Hill in Prague, which was fortified in the fourteenth century by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. The wall is crenelated and features battlements at regular intervals (see Tate D30347, D30353, D30365, D30761, D30775; Turner Bequest CCCI 26a, 29a, 36a, CCCIV 69, 76).

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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