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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: View from the Brühl Terrace, Looking towards the Hofkirche, Italian Village, Bridge and Part of the Japanese Palace on the Opposite Bank 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Dresden: View from the Brühl Terrace, Looking towards the Hofkirche, Italian Village, Bridge and Part of the Japanese Palace on the Opposite Bank 1835
D30899
Turner Bequest CCCVI 8
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘8’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a view of Dresden taken from the Brühl Terrace, a balcony overlooking the Elbe River. The building at centre left is the Hofkirche (Dresden Cathedral), and beyond it is the Italian Village (an area once home to the Italian architects and builders who constructed the Hofkirche), the Bridge, and part of the Japanese Palace on the opposite side of the Elbe.
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.
Verso:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dresden: View from the Brühl Terrace, Looking towards the Hofkirche, Italian Village, Bridge and Part of the Japanese Palace on the Opposite Bank 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-bruhl-terrace-looking-towards-the-r1186771, accessed 26 July 2021.