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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hamburg: Houses and the Nikolaikirche from the South End of the Holzbrücke, with Figures in the Foreground; Copenhagen from the Sound 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Verso:
Hamburg: Houses and the Nikolaikirche from the South End of the Holzbrücke, with Figures in the Foreground; Copenhagen from the Sound 1835
D30886
Turner Bequest CCCV 33 a
Pencil on white laid writing paper, 92 x 155 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The principal sketch is of Hamburg, taken from the south end of the Holzbrücke and looking towards St Nicholas’ Church (Nikolaikirche). A group of figures can be seen in the foreground at left. Parallel to the gutter of the sketchbook Turner has rendered a cursory view of Copenhagen from Øresund Strait.
For more sketches of Hamburg see Tate D30842–D30860, D30862–D30870, D30872, D30874–D30880, D30882–D30886; Turner Bequest CCCV 11a–20a, 21a–25a, 26a, 27a–30a, 31a–33a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Hamburg: Houses and the Nikolaikirche from the South End of the Holzbrücke, with Figures in the Foreground; Copenhagen from the Sound 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-hamburg-houses-and-the-nikolaikirche-from-the-south-end-of-r1187263, accessed 03 December 2021.