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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: View from the Basin on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Neustadt, Bridge, Hofkirche, Schloss and Frauenkirche (the Figures in the Garden Continued in the Sky) 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Dresden: View from the Basin on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Neustadt, Bridge, Hofkirche, Schloss and Frauenkirche (the Figures in the Garden Continued in the Sky) 1835
D30897
Turner Bequest CCCVI 7
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘7’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a study taken from the Zwinger palace at Dresden. Turner pictures the Neustadt, Bridge, part of the Wall Pavilion, the ornate Hofkirche (Dresden Cathedral), the electoral castle (schloss) and finally the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) at right. At top left Turner has made a small jotting of some figures enjoying the Zwinger Gardens.
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: View from the Basin on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Neustadt, Bridge, Hofkirche, Schloss and Frauenkirche (the Figures in the Garden 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-the-basin-on-the-upper-level-of-the-r1186769, accessed 29 June 2022.