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

Artwork details

Artist
Title
The Church of Saints Hermes and Alexander, Theux, from the Liège-Spa Road, with the Castle of Franchimont Seen in the Distance
From Spa, Dinant and Namur Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII
Date 1839
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
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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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