Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: The Zeughaus, Neuer Packhof, Museum, Domkirche, Marienkirche and Schlossbrücke from the South; Sketches of Figures and Buildings

1835

Not on display

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
D31068
Turner Bequest CCCVII 25

Catalogue entry

This is a view of Berlin taken before the Schlossbrücke. The prospect encompasses the Zeughaus (Old Arsenal) at left, the Neuer Packhof (central customs and tax office), the Altes Museum at centre, the Cathedral (Domkirche) and the Church of St Mary (Marienkirche). Turner has recorded the number of columns on the Altes Museum as ‘18’ in the Ionic order. Turner has also rendered separate sketches of figures and buildings.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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