Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Franchimont from the Liège-Spa Road South of the Castle

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28104
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 33

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook orientated horizontally, Turner has produced a basic linear sketch of the valley surrounding the castle of Franchimont from the Liège-Spa road. The drawing formed the basis of a gouache, pen and ink, and watercolour drawing on blue paper executed at around the same date (Tate D24732; Turner Bequest CCLIX 167).
Part of the sketch from the previous folio (Tate D28103; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 32a), which has continued onto the present sheet, can be seen at the centre of the upper register.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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