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This sketch shows the portico of the Altes Museum in Berlin. Turner took this sketch from the staircase leading to the upper vestibule of the portico, drawing the view from behind the colonnade looking towards the Lustgarten, Domkirche and Schloss. The rest of the sketch shows the interior of the portico: the stairs upon which Turner stood and a replica of the Warwick Vase on its pedestal (inscribed ‘Warick V’).1
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.
Lyles 1992, p.76 no.57.