Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: The Museum from outside the Eosander Portal with the Sclossfreiheit (Left) and Schloss (Right); Museum and Domkirche; Domkirche; West Front of the Schloss with the Eosander Portal from the Eastern End of the Schlossbrücke

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31075
Turner Bequest CCCVII 28 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook orientated to landscape Turner has rendered a study of the Eosander Portal, the entrance to the western facade of Berlin’s palace (Schloss). Details of the Portal’s archway and Corinthian capitals (inscribed ‘Cor’) are recorded to the top left.
The other sketches show the Altes Museum, Schlossfreiheit, and Domkirche (Cathedral). ‘Ionic’ is inscribed by the entablature of the Cathedral to describe the order of columns in the portico.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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