Joseph Mallord William Turner

Grand House; Various Landscapes, probably near Thon

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
D19640
Turner Bequest CCXVI 45 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures an imposing mansion with a tower or campanile constructed in the Mosan Renaissance architectural style. The building appears to give on to a stream, as a small double-arched bridge can be seen to its immediate left. At the foot of this sketch is a squared-off drawing of the landscape near the village of ‘Thon’, situated on the Meuse between Namur and Andenne. The remaining landscape sketches are extremely slight, drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

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