Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: The Kreuzberg and City Centre from a Distance (in Two Instalments)

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
D31057
Turner Bequest CCCVII 19 a

Catalogue entry

This is a prospect of Berlin taken from the Kreuzberg heights. It is rendered in two instalments, each orientated inversely to one another. The Marienkirche (annotated ‘Mar’ by Turner), Nikolaikirche, Cathedral, Neue Kirche and French Church can all be seen. A windmill is visible on the hill at right.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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