Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hills near Spa

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28083
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 21 a

Catalogue entry

This is a very rough and undeveloped sketch depicting the Ardennes hillsides and pastures surrounding the town of Spa in Belgium, probably completed in the same sitting as the drawing on the previous folio (Tate D28082; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 21). For other views of Spa in this sketchbook see Tate D28078, D28086–D28092, D28107–D28116; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 19, 23–6, 34a–39a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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