Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Louvain

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: 94 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28050
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 5

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has taken a swift sketch of the city of Louvain from the surrounding countryside. The spire of St Peter’s Church and what may be the top of the baroque Jesuit Church of St Michael (Sint-Michielskerk) to the left.
For other views of Louvain in this sketchbook see Tate D28044–D28047, D28049, D28054, D28059–D28064; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 2a–3a, 4a, 7, 9a–12.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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