Joseph Mallord William Turner

Huy from the Outskirts with Waterwheels and Watermills

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
D19628
Turner Bequest CCXVI 39

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures a building with waterwheels, possibly a mill, situated in the outskirts of Huy. A lone figure stands at the edge of a double-arched bridge crossing a narrow stream at centre. The towering profile of what appears to be Huy’s citadel can be seen in the distance. A similar view is recorded in the later Spa, Dinant and Namur sketchbook of 1839 (see Tate D28055; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 7a). Turner’s sketches of the outskirts of Huy continue on the following folio (Tate D19629; Turner Bequest CCXVI 39a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

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