Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings and Landscape, between Cologne and Liège

1824

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19846
Turner Bequest CCXVI 148

Catalogue entry

These hurriedly executed and rather scrappy jottings of buildings and a rural landscape were taken as Turner travelled away from the Rhine valley, towards Liège in Belgium. Cecilia Powell writes that the artist took a diligence over land to reach the Belgian city, the bumpy journey and fast pace of travel accounting for the scribbly, disjointed nature of his drawings (see, for example, Tate D19845, D19847–D19869; Turner Bequest CCXVI 147a, 148a–157a).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Powell 1991, p.43.

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