Joseph Mallord William Turner

Five Sketches of the Meuse near Namur, Mostly of Marche-les-Dames

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: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19645
Turner Bequest CCXVI 48

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced five squared-off sketches of the Meuse near Namur and at ‘Marche-les-Dames’, a village celebrated for its lofty limestone rocks. Two of the views are orientated in accordance with the foliation and the other three are orientated to landscape. The drawing at bottom right shows ‘children at play’ in the foreground and, in the middle distance, the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Vivier.1
Other studies of Mosan geology include: Tate D19644, D19646, D20058–D20059, D20262, D24736, D28129–D28130; Turner Bequest CCXVI 47a, 48a, 259–259a, CCXXII C, CCLIX 171, CCLXXXVII 46a–47.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

1
‘L’abbaye Notre Dame du Vivier’, Marche-les-Dames, accessed 31 March 2014, http://www.marchelesdames-wartet.be/content/labbaye-notre-dame-du-vivier

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