Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fort Charlemont, the Tour Victoire and Church of Saint-Hilaire, Givet, Looking Upstream

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
D28174
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 4 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a rough and abbreviated line drawing of the profile of the Fort Charlemont atop Givet’s rocky heights, with the Tour Victoire at its foot. The Church of Saint-Hilaire is pictured too, Turner suggesting the spherical decorative element of its spire. The church is rendered more clearly in a sketch on folio 5 recto (Tate D28176; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 5 a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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