Joseph Mallord William Turner

View Upstream at Givet towards Saint-Hilaire and Fort Charlemont

1839

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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
D28185
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 10

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has depicted Givet looking upstream, recording the Church of Saint-Hilaire and local buildings with the fortress of Charlemont crowning the cliff. This drawing and other sketches of Givet in this book (Tate D28170–D28184, D28187; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 2a–9a, 11) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Reproduced in Powell 1991, p.163 no.102.

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