Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of the Elbe, with Churches

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: 104 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31016
Turner Bequest CCCVI 67

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts towns on the River Elbe in Saxony. The uppermost view inscribed ‘Lust[...]’ possibly shows Loschwitz, while the view below, inscribed ‘P[...]’, may be Pillnitz.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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