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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Prague: View up the Vltava to the Old Town Bridge Tower and Charles Bridge 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 94 Recto
Prague: View up the Vltava to the Old Town Bridge Tower and Charles Bridge 1835
D30808
Turner Bequest CCCIV 94
Pencil on cream laid paper, 118 x 190 mm
Watermark with the Lion of the Seven Provinces | ‘[h]onig’ | ‘[jh]&z’
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘94’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCIV–94’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts the Vltava River and Charles Bridge in Prague. Part of Petrín Hill is visible at right.
Turner produced several views of Prague on the 1835 tour. For other drawings in this sketchbook Tate D30759–30761, D30764–D30765, D30767, D30771–D30773, D30775–D30777, D30779–D30783, D30788–D30790, D30792–D30803, D30805, D30807–D30811, D30813–D30820; Turner Bequest CCCIV 68–69, 70a–71, 72, 74–75, 76–77, 78–80, 82a–84, 85–91, 92, 93–96, 97–102. See also the Dresden, Tepliz and Prague sketchbook (Tate D30344–D30361, D30364–D30366; Turner Bequest CCCI 25–33a, 36–37).
Verso:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Prague: View up the Vltava to the Old Town Bridge Tower and Charles Bridge 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 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-prague-view-up-the-vltava-to-the-old-town-bridge-tower-and-r1187183, accessed 04 March 2021.