MECKEL, Adolf von
(b. 1856, Berlin, d. 1893, Berlin)

British Gas Works on the River Spree

Oil on cardboard, 70 x 99 cm
Berlin Museum, Berlin

Painted in shades of gray, Adolf von Meckel's rendering of the British Gas Works shows how a new industrial beauty replaced the Prussian capital's rustic, riverside setting, one that has a spectral, lunar quality of its own.