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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Saxon Switzerland 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Two Views of Saxon Switzerland 1835
D30890
Turner Bequest CCCVI 2
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 170 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘2’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Fa[...]stein’ and ‘Konigs’ centre towards top, ‘Road’ centre towards left
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These are views of Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz), a mountainous region located to the south east of Dresden in Saxony. The Pfaffenstein and Königstein mountains are at centre, labelled ‘Fa[...]stein’ and ‘Konigs’. Turner has marked a ‘Road’ in the foreground.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Two Views of Saxon Switzerland 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-views-of-saxon-switzerland-r1186763, accessed 29 June 2022.