Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: The East Side of the Schloss from the Langebrücke; Female Figure Carrying a Child, Seen from the Rear

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
D31066
Turner Bequest CCCVII 24

Catalogue entry

This is a view of Berlin’s River Spree taken from a vantage point on the Langebrücke (now Rathausbrücke). At left is the eastern façade of the Berliner Schloss, formerly the residence of the Kings of Prussia.
Turner has also rendered a small sketch of a woman carrying a child; this is orientated with the sketchbook turned in accordance with the foliation.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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