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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: View from the Gardens on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Bridge, Hofkirche, Wall Pavilion and Schloss 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Dresden: View from the Gardens on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Bridge, Hofkirche, Wall Pavilion and Schloss 1835
D30903
Turner Bequest CCCVI 10 a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is Schloss Weesenstein, a castle in the Mueglitz Valley located to the south of Dresden. Set among wooded hillside and Italianate formal gardens, Weesenstein was for centuries the country seat of the Saxon kings. See also Tate D30901–D30916; Turner Bequest CCCVI 9a–17.
A view of Dresden is rendered beneath the sketch of Schloss Weesenstein. It extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D30904; Turner Bequest CCCVI 11). The drawing was taken from the gardens on the upper level of the Zwinger, looking out towards the Bridge, Hofkirche, Wall Pavilion and Schloss. For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dresden: View from the Gardens on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Bridge, Hofkirche, Wall Pavilion and Schloss 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-gardens-on-the-upper-level-of-the-r1186775, accessed 29 June 2022.