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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: The Schloss and Hofkirche from the End of the Brühl Terrace 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Dresden: The Schloss and Hofkirche from the End of the Brühl Terrace 1835
D30900
Turner Bequest CCCVI 9
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘9’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts the Schloss (left) and Hofkirche (right) at Dresden, taken from a vantage point at the end of Brühl Terrace. Turner has rendered the ornate decorative mouldings of the baroque Hofkirche in detail, and continues the spire in the sky at centre left.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30896–D30900, D31013, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, 65a, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dresden: The Schloss and Hofkirche from the End of the Brühl Terrace 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-dresden-the-schloss-and-hofkirche-from-the-end-of-the-bruhl-r1186772, accessed 09 March 2021.