Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Givet and Fort Charlemont from the North

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 x 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28171
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 3

Catalogue entry

Rendered in abbreviated line, this rough sketch shows the French town of Givet close to the borders of Belgium. The fort of Charlemont is atop the mountain range. This drawing and other sketches of Givet in this book (Tate D28170, D28172–D28185, D28187; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 2a, 4–10, 11) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Reproduced in Powell 1991, p.163 no.102.

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