Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berlin: View Westwards along the Spree to the Waisenbrücke, the Waisenhauskirche and Marienkirche, with the New and French Churches and Nikolaikirche in the Distance

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
D31054
Turner Bequest CCCVII 18

Catalogue entry

This is a prospect of Berlin looking westwards along the River Spree. At right is the Waisenbrücke, the Waisenhauskirche (The Orphan’s Bridge and Church of the Orphanage) and Marienkirche. Nikolaikirche can be seen in the distance with the domed Neue Kirche (New Church) and French Church. Turner has inscribed the number ‘3’ at top left and the words ‘Light’ and ‘Mar’ (against the Marienkirche) at top right.
For other sketches of Berlin see Tate D21045–D31082; Turner Bequest CCCVII 13a–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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