Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Views of the Viaduct of the ‘Pré au pont’ between Charleville and Mézières

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 168 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28197
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 16

Catalogue entry

The viaduct of the ‘Pré au Pont’ near Mézières is depicted from a distant perspective at the upper register and again from a closer viewpoint in the lower sketch. The tower of the Basilica of Notre-Dame d’Espérance is cursorily rendered in both sketches.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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