Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: The Pariser Platz with Count Redern’s Palace (Left) and the Brandenburg Gate

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
D31065
Turner Bequest CCCVII 23 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch shows Berlin’s Pariser Platz (inscribed ‘Barriser Stratz’) with the Brandenburg Gate at centre. At left is the Palais Redern, mansion of Count Wilhelm von Redern (1802–83).1 The Count was a celebrated figure in Prussian society and at the time of Turner’s visit was director of the Königliche Schauspiele (The Royal Theatre).
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

1
Michael Snodin, A Universal Man, New Haven and London 1991, pp. 25, 178.

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