Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fortifications at Mézières

1824

Not on display

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
D19681
Turner Bequest CCXVI 66

Catalogue entry

In these sketches Turner pictures Mézières’s network of ramparts, turreted walls, bastions and defensive gateways, constructed between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries to protect the city from siege (see also Tate D19680; Turner Bequest CCXVI 65 a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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