Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View Eastwards along the Spree to the Waisenhauskirche and the Waisenbrücke, with Boats in the Foreground

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
D31052
Turner Bequest CCCVII 17

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has rendered a view of Berlin looking along the River Spree towards the Waisenhauskirche (Church of the Orphanage) and the Waisenbrücke (Orphan’s Bridge). Boats are moored at the banks of the Spree; Turner has inscribed a note at bottom right reading ‘Neu [R...] | [...] Kolln am Wasser’.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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