Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Meuse Valley near Mézières

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 x 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28190
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 12 a

Catalogue entry

This is a rough and undeveloped sketch of the topography of the Meuse valley near Mézières. The sweeping meander of the river can be seen at the bottom right while a tower, possibly belonging to a local church, is nestled within the Ardennes hills at the left.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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