Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brussels from the North

1824

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20069
Turner Bequest CCXVI 264 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the Belgian city of Brussels, taken from a northerly perspective. Turner may have drawn this view from the vast parkland which surrounds the Royal Palace of Laeken, situated to the north of the city. The profiles of the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula and of the Town Hall can be seen at left and right respectively. Turner stayed at Brussels on 12 August 1824, at the very beginning of his tour, and on 5 September, towards the end of it. See also Tate D20067–D20068, D20070–D20072; Turner Bequest CCXVI 263a–264, 265–266.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like