Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: Gendarmenmarkt, the Schauspielhaus and the French Church; Other City Scenes

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31061
Turner Bequest CCCVII 21 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt with the Schauspielhaus theatre (left) and the French Church (right). Turner has annotated the sketch with various notes: at bottom left ‘Place L[...] M[...]’ which may refer to the Gendarmenmarkt’s historic name ‘Linden-Markt’. At rear the inscriptions ‘Rustic’, ‘6’, ‘7’, ‘Cart’, ‘26’ (on the steps of the Schauspielhaus), ‘Ionic’ and ‘Market’ are visible. At right: ‘W on Cloud’ and ‘C and dog’ are inscribed. In the remaining space surrounding the view the artist has also rendered jottings of architectural details and figures.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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