Joseph Mallord William Turner

Quayside View at Liège, Looking up the Meuse to the Pont des Arches, with Boats


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXVI 260 a

Catalogue entry

This is a view of the quayside at Liège, Belgium, on the banks of the river Meuse. Turner visited the city at the beginning and towards the end of his tour on 13 August and 4 September. In the foreground a figure stands at the edge of the quay wall looking towards the moored boats loaded with cargo and beyond to the Pont des Arches. The spire of the Cathedral of Saint-Paul is visible in the middle distance at centre. For other views of Liège see Tate D19598–D19599, D20060, D20062–D20064, D20095–D20099, D20105, D28066; Turner Bequest Turner Bequest CCXVI 24–24a, 260, 261–262, CCXVII 8–10, 13, CCLXVIII 13.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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