Joseph Mallord William Turner

Quayside View at Liège, with the Pont des Arches and Boats

1824

Not on display
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
D20063
Turner Bequest CCXVI 261 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the quayside at Liège, Belgium, on the banks of the River Meuse. Turner visited the city at the beginning and towards the end of his tour on 13 August and 4 September. In the foreground figures assemble at the edge of the quay wall next to moored boats loaded with cargo. Beyond is the Pont des Arches and the spire of the Cathedral of Saint-Paul at right. For other views of Liège see Tate D19598–D19599, D20060–D20062, D20064, D20095–D20099, D20105, D28066; Turner Bequest Turner Bequest CCXVI 24–24a, 260–261, 262, CCXVII 8–10, 13, CCLXVIII 13.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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