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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: Two Views up the Elbe 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Dresden: Two Views up the Elbe 1835
Turner Bequest CCCI 3 a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 100 x 159 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[...]’ bottom left towards centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records two prospects of the River Elbe at Dresden, Saxony. The principal view, taken from the banks of the river, shows the Augustus Bridge and Dresden’s churches in the distance: the domed Frauenkirche and the Hofkirche at right.
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
September 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dresden: Two Views up the Elbe 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-two-views-up-the-elbe-r1186685, accessed 21 May 2022.