Joseph Mallord William Turner

Schandau; Lilienstein from near Schandau; Königstein and Lilienstein from near Schandau

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: 170 x 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30961
Turner Bequest CCCVI 39 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches show Saxon Switzerland. The uppermost drawings depict Schandau (now Bad Schandau), and Schandau again, with the Lilienstein Mountain in the distance. Turner has inscribed the notes ‘Gaspard’ and ‘Shandau’ at centre right. ‘Gaspard’ refers to the French seventeenth-century landscape painter Gaspard Dughet (1615–75).
The other sketches are rendered with the book turned upside down and show Lilienstein and Königstein Mountains. They continued onto the folio opposite (Tate D30962; Turner Bequest CCCVI 40).
For more sketches of Schandau see Tate D30948–D30970; Turner Bequest CCCVI 33–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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