Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prague; View through the Melantrichova Passage to the Town Hall of the Old Town with its Astronomical Clock

1835

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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
D30795
Turner Bequest CCCIV 86 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch was taken on the streets of Prague’s medieval Old Town. Here Turner looks through the arched Melantrichova Passage towards the Town Hall and the astronomical clock mounted on its southern wall (see Tate D30793; Turner Bequest CCCIV 85a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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