Joseph Mallord William Turner

A View ?on the Outskirts of Ghent

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19857
Turner Bequest CCXVI 151 a

Catalogue entry

Rendered swiftly and with a brevity of line, this sparse and cursory drawing records a landscape with three towered buildings. The same structures are shown on the view opposite (Tate D19858; Turner Bequest CCXVI 152), where Turner pictures a town from a road on its outskirts, with a carriage driving on it.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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