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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Houses in Vienna, with St Stephen's Cathedral in the Distance 1840

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
Houses in Vienna, with St Stephen’s Cathedral in the Distance 1840
D30011
Turner Bequest CCXCIX 5a
Pencil on cream wove paper, 127 x 198 mm
Partial watermark ‘atman
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, Cecilia Powell recognised this as a view of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna1 from the north-east. Such a prospect is now precluded by later buildings. The viewpoint is possibly in the vicinity of the Danube Canal near the site of the later Marienbrücke, down Rotenturmstrasse. For other views of the city, see under folio 40 recto (D30076).2

Matthew Imms
September 2018

1
See Powell 1995, p.242.
2
See also ibid., p.81 note 24.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Houses in Vienna, with St Stephen’s Cathedral in the Distance 1840 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-houses-in-vienna-with-st-stephens-cathedral-in-the-distance-r1196861, accessed 20 October 2021.