J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Berlin: The Zeughaus, Neuer Packhof, Museum, Domkirche, Marienkirche and Schlossbrücke from the South; Sketches of Figures and Buildings 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Recto
Berlin: The Zeughaus, Neuer Packhof, Museum, Domkirche, Marienkirche and Schlossbrücke from the South; Sketches of Figures and Buildings 1835
D31068
Turner Bequest CCCVII 25
Pencil on cream laid paper, 89 x 162 mm
Watermarked with a beehive surrounded by garlands and bees
Inscribed ‘18’ (on the columns of the Museum); ‘[?Aus]’ top right
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–25’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Berlin: The Zeughaus, Neuer Packhof, Museum, Domkirche, Marienkirche and Schlossbrücke from the South; Sketches of Figures and Buildings 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-berlin-the-zeughaus-neuer-packhof-museum-domkirche-r1186941, accessed 21 August 2019.