J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Copenhagen from the Sound and Nearby Coastline, in Three Instalments 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Recto
Copenhagen from the Sound and Nearby Coastline, in Three Instalments 1835
D31120
Turner Bequest CCCVII 51
Pencil on cream laid paper, 89 x 162 mm
Watermark ‘cfw & s
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Sound’ centre; ‘[...] a[...]’ top left
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘51’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–51’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a panoramic view of Copenhagen and its surrounding coastline, rendered in three instalments. It was taken from Øresund ‘Sound’, as Turner writes.
For other drawings of Copenhagen see Tate D30824–D30829, D30832–D30833, D30859, D30861, D30873, D30881, D30883, D30887, D31121–D31137; Turner Bequest CCCV 2–5, 6a–7, 20, 21, 27, 31, 32, 34, CCCVII 51a–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Copenhagen from the Sound and Nearby Coastline, in Three Instalments 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-copenhagen-from-the-sound-and-nearby-coastline-in-three-r1186995, accessed 16 January 2021.