Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View along Unter den Linden past the University (Left) and Opera (Right) to the Schlossplatz

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
D31071
Turner Bequest CCCVII 26 a

Catalogue entry

From Unter den Linden Boulevard in Berlin, here Turner depicts the University at left and the Opera House at right. At centre in the distance is Schlossplatz (renamed Marx-Engels-Platz), which formerly gave onto the City Palace or Schloss (now demolished). The artist has inscribed ‘Platz and Opera House’, and the numbers ‘8’ and ‘5’ against the bays of the Opera House.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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