Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View Southwards along the Spree towards the Museum, Schloss and Schlossbrücke; Berlin: View Looking Eastwards along Unter den Linden, with the Zeughaus (Left) and Blücher Statue and Opera (Right)

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
D31049
Turner Bequest CCCVII 15 a

Catalogue entry

The principal view shows Berlin’s Unter den Linden Boulevard, looking towards the River Spree, Altes Museum, Schloss, and Schlossbrücke. The squared-off view at top left (orientated inversely to the principal sketch) shows the Unter den Linden again, this time looking eastwards towards the Zeughaus (Old Arsenal), General Blücher’s statue and 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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