Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View across the Opernplatz from the University to the Opera House, New and French Churches and the Royal Library

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
D31047
Turner Bequest CCCVII 14 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts a view of Berlin from the University, looking across the Opernplatz to the Opera House, the French Cathedral, Neue Kirche, and the Old Royal Library on Bebelplatz. The Library, rendered at right in more detail, grew from the collection of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620–88) and his son Frederick I, the first King of Prussia (1657–1713).
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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