Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of the Roman Aqueduct at Ars-sur-Moselle from Ancy

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19699
Turner Bequest CCXVI 75 a

Catalogue entry

Drawing from a vantage point at Ancy-sur-Moselle, in these two sketches Turner pictures part of the Roman aqueduct which ran from the Boissons springs below Gorze to Metz.1 For further sketches of this aqueduct, see Tate D19700–D19704, D19707; Turner Bequest CCXVI 76–78, 79a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

1
James Bromwich, The Roman Remains of Northern and Eastern France: A Guidebook, London 2013, p.302.

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