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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dresden: View on the Bank of the Elbe near the Brühl Terrace, Looking Downstream to the Bridge, with Trees in Background; English and German Phrases 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Recto
Dresden: View on the Bank of the Elbe near the Brühl Terrace, Looking Downstream to the Bridge, with Trees in Background; English and German Phrases 1835
D31024
Turner Bequest CCCVII 3
Pencil on cream laid paper, 162 x 89 mm
Watermark ‘cfw & s
Inscribed in pencil by Turner and another with English and German phrases (transcribed in full in main entry)
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘3’ bottom right and ‘399 [...]’ top right ascending
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has inscribed phrases and vocabulary in English which have been translated into German by another hand (see also Tate D31029–D31023, D31025D31026; Turner Bequest CCCVII 1–2a, 3a–4). These are transcribed:
‘Will you come
Wollen sie kommen
Will you go
Wollen sie gehen
Will you take
Wollen sie nehmen
What do you want
Was wollen sie
What am I to do
Was muss ich thun
Baggage
Baggage
Money
Geld
Linen
Zeug’
Turner has also drawn a prospect of Dresden at bottom right (see also 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 on the Bank of the Elbe near the Brühl Terrace, Looking Downstream to the Bridge, with Trees in Background; English and German Phrases 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-on-the-bank-of-the-elbe-near-the-bruhl-terrace-r1186967, accessed 28 February 2021.