Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses; Distant View of Franchimont from the Liège-Spa Road South of the Castle; Reclining Figures

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
D28103
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 32 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has made three small separate sketches of a group of houses at the upper register; a view of the vale of the Hoëgne from the Liège-Spa road with the castle of Franchimont in the distance; and what appears to be a pair of reclining figures at the bottom register. The artist has annotated the central landscape drawing which runs across the gutter to the folio opposite (Tate D28104; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 33) with inscriptions which read ‘Road’, ‘Vines’, ‘Corn’, and ‘Red’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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