Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses at Spa, with the Church of Saint Rémacle on the Left

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
D28113
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 37 a

Catalogue entry

In this swiftly wrought pencil sketch Turner depicts the local architecture in and around Spa, including the spire of the Church of Saint-Rémacle at the left. The topography of the Ardennes mountain range can be seen in the distance.
For other views of Spa in this sketchbook see Tate D28078, D28082–D28083, D28086–D28092, D28107–D28112, D28114–D28116; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 19, 21–21a, 23–26, 34a–37, 38–39a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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