Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on River; the Minnewater at Bruges

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19887
Turner Bequest CCXVI 168

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a cursory jotting of a river barge on a canal and a view of the Minnewater in the Flemish city of Bruges. The tower (called the Poertoren) at the Minnewater, the Church of Our Lady, and the Belfry can be seen in profile. Turner visited Bruges briefly on his journey from Ghent to Ostend from 6 to 7 September. For other drawings of the city see Tate D12705–D12713, D19268, D19272–D19278, D19888; Turner Bequest CLX 2v–7a, CCXIV 216, 218–221, CCXVI 168a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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