Joseph Mallord William Turner

?River Scene at or near Ghent

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19873
Turner Bequest CCXVI 159 a

Catalogue entry

Employing a sharpened pencil and agile line, Turner here records a picturesque river view, probably at or near the Flemish city of Ghent. A building with a crow-stepped gable, a characteristic feature of the architecture of the Low Countries, can be seen in the middle distance. In the foreground a canal barge and two other small vessels is moored to the banks.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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