MENZEL, Adolph von
(b. 1815, Breslau, d. 1905, Berlin)

The Berlin-Potsdam Railway

Oil on canvas, 43 x 52 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

The Berlin-Potsdam Railway is Menzel's most unorthodox scene. In this the Prussian capital is visible at the upper right. Such subjects were far better known in England, including Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed.