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Here Turner pictures the Belgian city of Huy with agile penmanship. The viewpoint is from high in the surrounding hillside to the west of the city and incorporates Huy’s three celebrated landmarks: the arched bridge over the Meuse, the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and the citadel.
Turner’s use of gouache and watercolour is sparing here. White, translucent yellow, blue and a little pink are applied roughly to mark out buildings, sections of hillside, and the river.
Inscribed in red ink (possibly by Ruskin) ‘124?2’ at bottom left; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram and ‘CCXXIII–C’ at bottom left; inscribed in pencil ‘31a’ at centre towards right.