This is a study of St Vitus Cathedral in Prague, rendered with the sketchbook turned upside down. St Vitus is located within the Prague Castle complex and was the traditional coronation church of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors. The gothic cathedral was constructed under the patronage of Charles IV, King and Holy Roman Emperor, on the site of a previous Romanesque chapel founded by Wenceslaus I (later Saint Wenceslaus).
Turner has sketched unidentified towers above and below St Vitus; these are also seen on the folio opposite (Tate D30764; Turner Bequest CCCIV 70a).
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