Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: The Upper Vestibule of the Museum with the Copy of the Warwick Vase at the Top of the Stairway and the Domkirche and Schloss Seen on the Right through the Museum Colonnade and across the Lustgarten

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
D31080
Turner Bequest CCCVII 31

Catalogue entry

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.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

1
Lyles 1992, p.76 no.57.

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