Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Waterfront at Huy, Looking Upstream to the Bridge, Church of Notre-Dame and the Citadel, with Bargemen Working and Resting on the Quay; The Citadel, Church and Bridge at Huy, Looking Upstream

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20087
Turner Bequest CCXVII 2 a

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Turner used this sketchbook for about a week of his five-week tour of 1824, chiefly for more detailed and careful sketches of the Meuse than those he was simultaneously making in no.37. On ff.2v-3r he drew two separate sketches of Huy, placing the emphasis on entirely different elements. On f.2v his interest lay with the bargemen and their cargo, while the larger sketch is a well-composed portrait of Huy's fine collegiate church, eighteenth-century bridge and brand new fort built in terraces on a rocky spur above the town by English engineers for the Dutch government between 1818 and 1824.

Gallery label, August 2004

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