Joseph Mallord William Turner

Teplitz: Three Sketches of the Castle on the Schlossberg

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
D30326
Turner Bequest CCCI 16

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has rendered three sketches of the medieval castle on Schlossberg hill at Teplitz (modern day Teplice in the Czech Republic). Schlossberg is known as Doubravka Hill in Czech.
The views are rendered inversely relative to one another; Turner has inscribed what appears to read ‘Slushburg’ at bottom left, presumably to signify ‘Schlossberg’. See also Tate D30326–D30331; Turner Bequest CCCI 16–18a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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