Joseph Mallord William Turner

Teplitz from the Königshöhe, with the Erzgebirge in the Distance

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 × 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30320
Turner Bequest CCCI 13

Catalogue entry

This is a sketch of the Bohemian town of Teplitz (now modern day Teplice in the Czech Republic). It was taken from the Königshöhe, the heights overlooking the town, and shows some of the buildings on the Schlossplatz at left. Beyond are the Ore Mountains, a range known as the Erzgebirge in German, which form a natural border between Saxony and Bohemia.
For more sketches of Teplitz see Tate D30315–D30335; Turner Bequest CCCI 10a–20a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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