Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Hills from Teplitz

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
D30316
Turner Bequest CCCI 11

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts the hills around Teplitz, modern day Teplice, in the Czech Republic. The central peak resembles those formations found in the Central Bohemian Uplands. The artist has inscribed the drawing ‘Tep looking towards Prag’, i.e. ‘Teplitz looking towards Prague’.
For more sketches of Teplitz see Tate D30315–D30335; Turner Bequest CCCI 10a–20a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
September 2015

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