GÄRTNER, Eduard
(b. 1801, Berlin, d. 1877, Berlin)

Staircase in the Berlin Palace

1828
Oil on canvas, 48 x 59 cm
Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

This painting is illusionistic in its theatrical sense of sudden confrontation. Guardsmen march in the distance while a servant and her little girl as seen in the foreground of Andreas Schlüter's designed Baroque palace, destroyed in World War II.