Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses and Mill by a Stream, Probably on the Outskirts of Huy

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: 154 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28055
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 7 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned upside down relative to the foliation, Turner has roughly sketched houses and a watermill in a pastoral setting. The waterwheel of the mill is suggested on the right. Cecilia Powell has proposed that the drawing was taken at the outskirts of Huy in the province of Liege, Belgium.1
A similar view of Huy with watermills can be found in the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19628; Turner Bequest CCXVI 39).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

1
Powell 1991, Appendix, p.213.

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