Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketch Map of the Meuse between Dinant and Andenne; Landscape Sketches

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19559
Turner Bequest CCXVI 4 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has drawn a sketch map of the Meuse between the Belgian cities of Dinant and Namur. Turner shows the Meuse meeting the River Sambre at Namur, and its easterly course towards Andenne. The locations that this cataloguer has been able to transcribe are listed below, with an approximation of the real place names noted in brackets to the right of the transcription where necessary or possible. The map is continued on the folio opposite (Tate D19560; Turner Bequest CCXVI 5).
Dinant
‘Polvache’ (Château de Poilvache)
‘Bouvines’ (Bouvignes-sur-Meuse)
‘?Dummlin’
‘F[...]noy’
‘[?T/F]apeanelle’
‘?Kovoye’
‘Profondville’ (Profondeville)
‘?Javirey’
‘Dave’
‘?Frapcaul’
‘Florel’ (?Floreffe) | ‘R Sambre’
‘Namur’
‘Vedain’ (Vedrin)
‘Bolene’ (Boninne)
‘?Liege’ (next to detail of bridge)
‘Samson’
‘Thon’
‘Hen[...]on’ (?Heron)
Malroy’ (Melroy)
Andenne
Reppe
Above the sketch map Turner has written notes which are largely illegible to this cataloguer. The notes that are legible are transcribed below:
‘On/Our Way is G[...] ?in L[...] town is 3 [?fellows] [...] on [...] | Back of [...] One or two ?Hours/Horns Who [...]’.
Turner has also drawn a cursory sketch of ‘Sedan’ at bottom left of the sketch map.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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