Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View along Unter den Linden, Looking Westwards from the Corner of the Zeughaus (Continued in the Sky); Berlin: The Schloss and Schlossbrücke from Close to the Zeughaus

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D31046
Turner Bequest CCCVII 14

Catalogue entry

These are two views of Berlin, rendered inversely to one another. The prospect parallel to the gutter of the sketchbook shows the Schloss, taken from a vantage point close to the Zeughaus (Old Arsenal). Also visible is the Schlossbrücke crossing the River Spree.
The other sketch is a view along the Unter den Linden, a boulevard lined with double rows of lime and horse chestnut tress. Turner took this view from the corner of the Zeughaus looking westwards.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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