Joseph Mallord William Turner

Five Sketches of the Roman Aqueduct at Ars-sur-Moselle

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
D19703
Turner Bequest CCXVI 77 a

Catalogue entry

On this page Turner studies Ars-sur-Moselle, a town celebrated for the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct which ran from Gorze to Metz (see also Tate D19699–D19702, D19704, D19707; Turner Bequest CCXVI 75a–77, 78, 79a). The Church of Saint-Martin, constructed in 1816 on the site of an earlier church destroyed by fire, can be seen in the second view from the top at right.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

1
‘Histoire’, Ville Ars-sur-Moselle, accessed 21 April 2014, http://www.ville-arssurmoselle.fr/HISTOIRE_a61.html

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