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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Copenhagen: The Landemaerket Looking towards the Trinity Church, Round Tower and Church of Our Lady 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Copenhagen: The Landemaerket Looking towards the Trinity Church, Round Tower and Church of Our Lady 1835
D30881
Turner Bequest CCCV 31
Pencil on white laid writing paper, 92 x 155 mm
Partial Watermark: portrait head of Frederick William III in a patterned oval with ‘fr. wi. diii’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[?Ch...]’ left centre
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘31’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCV–31’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts Copenhagen from the Landemaerket (‘Landmark’), a main street which extends from the Rosenborg Palace down towards Frue Plads Square. Trinitatis Church, the Round Tower and the Church of Our Lady are visible. There is an illegible inscription at centre left.
For other drawings of Copenhagen see Tate D30824–D30829, D30832–D30833, D30859, D30861, D30873, D30881, D30883, D30887; Turner Bequest CCCV 2–5, 6a–7, 20, 21, 27, 31, 32, 34.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Copenhagen: The Landemaerket Looking towards the Trinity Church, Round Tower and Church of Our Lady 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-the-landemaerket-looking-towards-the-trinity-r1187258, accessed 21 May 2022.