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The tower and part of a crumbling curtain wall of the castle at Hierges is depicted here. The view is taken from the town below, and is framed by tall trees and local buildings. Dating back to the ninth century, the castle was rebuilt in the sixteenth century in the Meuse Renaissance style with red brick and blue stone.1 Turner visited Hierges during his 1824 tour of the Meuse-Moselle region, making a drawing of it in the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook (Tate D19673; Turner Bequest CCXVI 62).
‘Les Grandes dates’, Château de Hierges,http://www
.hierges, accessed 21 May 2013. .com /lhistoire /les -grandes -dates