Joseph Mallord William Turner

Marché de Theux and the Castle of Franchimont from the Path to the Castle

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28098
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 30

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a further sketch of Marché, the small village from which the ascent to the ruins of the medieval castle of Franchimont commences. He has inscribed the village name as ‘Marchey’ at the bottom left of the folio. The view is similar to that taken on the previous folios (Tate D28096–D28097; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 28a–29), but the present sketch was clearly taken from a higher viewpoint and excludes the picturesque Pont de Marché traversing the river Hoëgne.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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