Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside or Canal Scenes at ?Ghent or Bruges

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19884
Turner Bequest CCXVI 166 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner fills the page with an array of cursory and swiftly executed studies of a group of locals by a river or canal, a horse-drawn cart, boats, a man fishing, and a river barge laden with cargo. The location may be the Flemish cities of Bruges or Ghent. Similar sketches are found on the folio opposite (Tate D19885–D19886; Turner Bequest CCXVI 167–167a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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