Joseph Mallord William Turner

Five Sketches of Rocks along the Meuse, near Namur

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D20059
Turner Bequest CCXVI 259 a

Catalogue entry

This series of diminutive and intricately rendered views show the Meuse valley near the Belgian city of Namur. Turner travelled to Namur at the beginning of his tour, on 16 and 17 August 1824 (see Tate D19641–D19649, D20057, D20058; Turner Bequest CCXVI 46–50, 258a, 259). Beneath the second to lowermost view Turner has inscribed ‘Clearing off of Rain’ by the water’s edge.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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