Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prague from the South

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
D30754
Turner Bequest CCCIV 65

Catalogue entry

This is a cursory sketch of Prague. Turner depicts the city from a southerly vantage point, encompassing St Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and St Nicholas’ Church at left. Charles Bridge can be seen at centre, connecting the Old Town (left) and Lesser Town (right) at either end of the Vltava River.
Prague is recorded elsewhere in this sketchbook at Tate D30759–30761, D30764–D30765, D30767, D30771–D30773, D30775–D30777, D30779–D30783, D30788–D30790, D30792–D30803, D30805, D30807–D30811, D30813–D30820; Turner Bequest CCCIV 68–69, 70a–71, 72, 74–75, 76–77, 78–80, 82a–84, 85–91, 92, 93–96, 97–102.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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