Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prospect of Hills, Probably near Kulm

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: 100 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30368
Turner Bequest CCCI 38

Catalogue entry

This cursory and swiftly rendered sketch depicts the site of the Battle of Kulm, which took place near Kulm, Nollendorf and Teplitz in northern Bohemia between 29 and 30 August 1813. The Battle was part of the War of the Sixth Coalition, fought between Napoleon’s armies and a coalition comprised of Russian, Prussian and Austrian forces.
Turner passed the site as he journeyed from Dresden in Saxony to Teplitz; see also Tate D30367, D30369–D30370; Turner Bequest CCCI 37a, 38a–39.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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