Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gabled Houses at Brussels

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
D20067
Turner Bequest CCXVI 263 a

Catalogue entry

This slight and swiftly rendered sketch shows traditional crow-stepped gabled houses at ‘Brux’, presumably Turner’s shortening of Bruxelles or Brussels. The artist stayed at the Belgian city on 12 August 1824, at the very beginning of his tour. See also Tate D20068–D20072; Turner Bequest CCXVI 264–266.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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