Joseph Mallord William Turner

Five Views on the Meuse between Chokier and Flône

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
D19617
Turner Bequest CCXVI 33 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has filled the page with views of the Meuse between Chokier (Tate D19611–D19616, D19635–D19636, D20085; Turner Bequest CCXVI 30a–33, 43–43a, CCXVII 1a) and Flône. There is a small quayside opposite a parade of buildings constructed in the traditional Mosan style. Turner has inscribed the drawing with a note on the weather conditions and light, writing that ‘wind’ was ‘blowing up Dust’ on that day and that the light shone ‘B[lue]’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

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