Joseph Mallord William Turner

Verdun from the Meuse about a Mile to its North

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
D28211
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 23

Catalogue entry

With sparing swift line Turner depicts the city of Verdun about a mile to its north from the banks of the Meuse, the river’s sweeping meander suggested in the foreground. The towers of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Verdun can be seen towards the right. For other representations of Verdun in this sketchbook see Tate D28212–D28215; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 24–25a.
Technical notes:
There is some creasing of the paper towards the bottom of the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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