Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prague; Distant View of Düsseldorf

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 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30780
Turner Bequest CCCIV 78 a

Catalogue entry

The larger of the two sketches rendered on this page probably shows Prague, with the Vltava River running through its centre crossed by the Charles Bridge. The large building at right, which appears to have been redrawn in the sky above, may be St Vitus Cathedral. Turner’s second sketch, orientated inversely to the Prague view, is a distant view of Düsseldorfin Germany. The artist passed through Düsseldorf on his way back to England via the Rhine.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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