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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Schloss Weesenstein; Dresden: The Tower and Spire of the Hofkirche (in Two Instalments) 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Schloss Weesenstein; Dresden: The Tower and Spire of the Hofkirche (in Two Instalments) 1835
D30906
Turner Bequest CCCVI 12
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘12’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 12’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The principal sketch is a prospect of the Schloss Weesenstein, a castle in the Mueglitz Valley south of Dresden (see Tate D30901–D30916; Turner Bequest CCCVI 9a–17).
Turner has also drawn the tower and spire of the Hofkirche at Dresden, in two instalments at top right (see Tate D30900; Turner Bequest CCCVI 9).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Schloss Weesenstein; Dresden: The Tower and Spire of the Hofkirche (in Two Instalments) 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-dresden-the-tower-and-spire-of-the-r1186778, accessed 13 November 2019.