Joseph Mallord William Turner

View up the Elbe with the Johanniskirche at Schandau and the Schrammsteine

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 × 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30954
Turner Bequest CCCVI 36

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts the spa town of Schandau (now Bad Schandau) in Saxon Switzerland. The Church of St John (Johanniskirche) can be seen at left, with boats on the Elbe and the Schrammsteine mountain range beyond.
For more sketches of the town and the Schrammsteine range see Tate D30948–D30970; Turner Bequest CCCVI 33–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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