Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View Eastwards along the Spree to the Waisenhauskirche and Waisenbrücke; Procession of Carriages on The Kreuzberg with the City Centre in the Distance

1835

Not on display

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
D31062
Turner Bequest CCCVII 22

Catalogue entry

The rear sketch shows Berlin looking along the River Spree towards the Waisenhauskirche (Church of the Orphanage) and the Waisenbrücke (Orphan’s Bridge). Above it is a prospect of Berlin taken from Kreuzberg, a district to the south of the city centre. The foot of the Kreuzberg Liberation Monument is visible at top left (see Tate D31058; Turner Bequest CCCVII 20). A procession of carriages navigates the winding road leading to and from the city centre in the foreground.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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