Joseph Mallord William Turner

Huy from the Hillside to the South-East

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 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28057
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 8 a

Catalogue entry

This panoramic sketch has been taken from a south-easterly viewpoint overlooking the town of Huy and its surrounding countryside. It formed the basis for a gouache, pen and ink and watercolour drawing on blue paper of the same subject (Tate D20226; Turner Bequest CCXX S). Turner has delineated the nineteenth-century defensive fortress atop the crest of the central valley wall and summarily suggested the contours of the topography around it.
A similar view of Huy taken from the south-east is on the verso of folio 50 of this sketchbook (Tate D28137; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 50 a) and also corresponds to a gouache, pen and ink and watercolour drawing (Tate D20221; Turner Bequest CCXX N).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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