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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Schloss Weesenstein: Carriage Sketch; Dresden: View from the Gardens on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Bridge, Hofkircke, Wall Pavilion and Schloss 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
Schloss Weesenstein: Carriage Sketch; Dresden: View from the Gardens on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Bridge, Hofkircke, Wall Pavilion and Schloss 1835
D30904
Turner Bequest CCCVI 11
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘11’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 11’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has drawn a view of the Saxon capital Dresden; it extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D30904; Turner Bequest CCCVI 11). The drawing was taken from the gardens on the upper level of the Zwinger, looking out towards the Bridge, Hofkirche, Wall Pavilion and Schloss. For more sketches of Dresden see Tate D30296–D30308, D30896–D30900, D31024–D31042; Turner Bequest CCCI 1–7, CCCVI 6a–9, CCCVII 3–12.
Below the view of Dresden, and orientated inversely to it, is a cursory sketch of the Schloss Weesenstein, a castle in the Mueglitz Valley south of Dresden (see Tate D30901–D30916; Turner Bequest CCCVI 9a–17).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Schloss Weesenstein: Carriage Sketch; Dresden: View from the Gardens on the Upper Level of the Zwinger close to the Outer Side of the Wall Pavilion, Looking towards the Bridge, Hofkircke, Wall Pavilion and Schloss 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-schloss-weesenstein-carriage-sketch-dresden-view-from-the-r1186776, accessed 29 June 2022.