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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of the Elbe, with Churches 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Recto:
Two Sketches of the Elbe, with Churches 1835
D31016
Turner Bequest CCCVI 67
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Lust[...]’ top centre towards right, ‘P[...]’ centre
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘67’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 67’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner depicts towns on the River Elbe in Saxony. The uppermost view inscribed ‘Lust[...]’ possibly shows Loschwitz, while the view below, inscribed ‘P[...]’, may be Pillnitz.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Two Sketches of the Elbe, with Churches 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-two-sketches-of-the-elbe-with-churches-r1186888, accessed 14 November 2019.