Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Church of Saints Hermes and Alexander, Theux, from the Liège-Spa Road, with the Castle of Franchimont Seen in the Distance

1839

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28095
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 28

Catalogue entry

Though far less developed, this sketch is similar to the view of Theux on folio 27 (Tate D28093; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 27). Both formed the basis of a gouache, pen and ink and watercolour study on blue paper of the town (Tate D20280; Turner Bequest CCXXII U).
Other drawings of Theux in this sketchbook can be found on the following folios: Tate D28096–D28098; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 28a–30.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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