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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: View from next to the Fountain above the Nymphenbad in the Zwinger, Looking Towards the Schloss, Frauenkirche, Crown Gate and Pavilions of the Zwinger (the Bridge Continued in the Sky) 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 65 Verso:
Dresden: View from next to the Fountain above the Nymphenbad in the Zwinger, Looking Towards the Schloss, Frauenkirche, Crown Gate and Pavilions of the Zwinger (the Bridge Continued in the Sky) 1835
D31013
Turner Bequest CCCVI 65 a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘65’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 65’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing depicts the Zwinger Palace in Dresden, taken from a point near the Nymphenbad (‘Nymphs’ Bath’) fountain. The city of Dresden can be seen beyond, with the Schloss and Frauenkirche at left, the Crown Gate – a ceremonial entranceway topped with a giant crown – at centre, and the pavilions of the Zwinger at right.
For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30897–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 7–9, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dresden: View from next to the Fountain above the Nymphenbad in the Zwinger, Looking Towards the Schloss, Frauenkirche, Crown Gate and Pavilions of the Zwinger (the Bridge Continued in the Sky) 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-view-from-next-to-the-fountain-above-the-nymphenbad-r1186885, accessed 24 February 2019.