Joseph Mallord William Turner
Sketch Map of the Meuse between Sedan and Fumay 1824

Artwork details

Sketch Map of the Meuse between Sedan and Fumay
From Rivers Meuse and Moselle Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXVI
Date 1824
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 78 x 118 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXVI 1 a
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Catalogue entry

Here Turner continues the sketch map of the Meuse from the previous two folios (Tate D40727, D19552; Turner Bequest CCXVI 1). The route follows the river across the Ardennes department of north-eastern France from the town of Sedan to Fumay.
From Sedan (bottom left), Turner lists: ‘Fresnay’ (Frénois); ‘Donchery’; ‘Nouvion’ (Nouvion-sur-Meuse); ‘R Bar’ (Pont à Bar); ‘Don’ (Dom-le-Mesnil); ‘?Ellain’ (?Chalandry-Elaire); ‘?Fluze’ (Flize); ‘Villers’ (Villers-Semeuse); ‘Varmmecourt’ (Warnècourt); ‘Pris’ (Prix-Lès-Mézières); ‘Miezire’ (Mézières); ‘Charleville’; ‘Nouranville’ (Nouzonville); ‘[Warridon]’; ‘Joigny’ (Joigny-sur-Meuse); ‘Thilay’; ‘Chataux | Reynault’ (Château Reynault); ‘Bouillin’ (?Bogny-sur-Meuse); ‘Montherm’ (Monthermé); ‘?Dile’ (Deville); ‘Ancham’ (Anchamps); ‘Latour’ (Laifour); ‘Revin’; ‘Forest Ardennes | R La Vergine’; ‘Fumai’ | ‘Exp[...]’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2014

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