Joseph Mallord William Turner

Old Houses, Probably on a Quay at Liège

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20095
Turner Bequest CCXVII 8

Catalogue entry

This delicately rendered drawing shows a parade of houses on the riverfront, most likely on a quay at the Belgian city of Liège. Constructed in the traditional Liégeois style, the façades feature decorative brickwork, mullion windows, and ornamental mouldings, cornices and lintels. As Finberg observed in 1909, this is a continuation of a view on CCXVII 7 which Edward Croft Murray recorded as missing in 1939.1
For other drawings of Liège in this sketchbook see Tate D20097–D20099, D20105; Turner Bequest Turner Bequest CCXVII 9–10, 13.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2014

1
Finberg 1909, vol.II p.682.

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