Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lay, Looking Downstream

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: 100 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28595
Turner Bequest CCXCI 30 a

Catalogue entry

This view shows the village of Lay, situated on a bend of the Moselle between the vertiginous cliffs of the ‘Hunstruck’ mountain range.1 Turner has inscribed the word ‘Light’ next to the drawing.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

1
Michael Joseph Quin, Steam voyages on the Seine, the Moselle, & the Rhine, London 1843, p.74.

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