Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Views of ?Metz from the Aqueduct

1824

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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
D19706
Turner Bequest CCXVI 79

Catalogue entry

These slight and swiftly rendered views show a distant townscape with parts of the Gorze aqueduct in the foreground (see Tate D19699–D19704, D19707; Turner Bequest CCXVI 75a–78, 79a). Both Finberg and Cecilia Powell propose that these may be distant prospects of Metz.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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