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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: View across the Elbe from just downstream of the Bridge, Showing the Frauenkirche, Bridge, Kreuzkirche, Hofkirche and Schloss (Continued in Sky); Stettin: The Harbour with Boats, Buildings and Figures 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto
Dresden: View across the Elbe from just downstream of the Bridge, Showing the Frauenkirche, Bridge, Kreuzkirche, Hofkirche and Schloss (Continued in Sky); Stettin: The Harbour with Boats, Buildings and Figures 1835
D31098
Turner Bequest CCCVII 40
Pencil on cream laid paper, 162 x 89 mm
Watermarked with a beehive surrounded by garlands and bees
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘40’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–40’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch parallel to the gutter of the book depicts Stettin Harbour, with figures gathered on the quayside. Orientated inversely to this sketch is a drawing of Dresden, taken from the River Elbe. The dome of the Frauenkirche, bridge, Kreuzkirche, Hofkirche and Schloss can be seen.
For other sketches of Stettin see Tate D31083–D31093, D31095–D31106; Turner Bequest CCCVII 32a–37a, 38a–44. For Dresden see Tate D30296–D30303, D30896–D30900, D31025–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3a–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dresden: View across the Elbe from just downstream of the Bridge, Showing the Frauenkirche, Bridge, Kreuzkirche, Hofkirche and Schloss (Continued in Sky); Stettin: The Harbour with Boats, Buildings and Figures 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-dresden-view-across-the-elbe-from-just-downstream-of-the-r1186973, accessed 22 September 2021.