Joseph Mallord William Turner

Spa from the Hillside

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: 94 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28091
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 25 a

Catalogue entry

In this swiftly rendered sketch in fine pencil line, Turner has pictured Spa from the hillsides which surround it. The tapering point of the spire of the Church of Saint-Rémacle can be seen near the centre.
For other views of Spa in this sketchbook see Tate D28078, D28082–D28083, D28086–D28089, D28090, D28092, D28107–D28116; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 19, 21–21a, 23–24a, 25, 26, 34a–39a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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