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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto
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
D31046
Turner Bequest CCCVII 14
Pencil on cream laid paper, 89 x 162 mm
Watermarked with a beehive surrounded by garlands and bees
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘2’, ‘6’, ‘7’ for the bays of the Schloss
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘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 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-view-along-unter-den-linden-looking-westwards-from-r1186919, accessed 25 October 2021.