Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches of the Roman Aqueduct at Jouy-aux-Arches

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
D19701
Turner Bequest CCXVI 76 a

Catalogue entry

In four swiftly rendered views, Turner pictures the remains of the Gorze aqueduct at Jouy-aux-Arches. The ancient Roman structure channelled water from springs near Gorze to Divodurum, later Metz. See also Tate D19699–D19700, D19702–D19704, D19707; Turner Bequest CCXVI 75a–76, 77–78, 79a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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