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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hamburg: The Binnenhafen (with the Building that was later the Glaslager of C.E. Gätcke) 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
Hamburg: The Binnenhafen (with the Building that was later the Glaslager of C.E. Gätcke) 1835
D30844
Turner Bequest CCCV 12 a
Pencil on white laid writing paper, 92 x 155 mm
Partial Watermark: orb ornamented with laurel leaves
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a view of Hamburg, a port city on the River Elbe in northern Germany. Here Turner records the Binnenhafen: the oldest part Hamburg port. Figures can be see walking near the quayside at right and beyond is an imposing building which Cecilia Powell writes later formed part of C.E. Gätcke’s glass manufactory.1
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

1
Powell 1995, p.231.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Hamburg: The Binnenhafen (with the Building that was later the Glaslager of C.E. Gätcke) 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-the-binnenhafen-with-the-building-that-was-later-the-r1187222, accessed 17 October 2021.