Joseph Mallord William Turner

Spa, with the Church of Saint Rémacle

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
D28116
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 39 a

Catalogue entry

Placing himself at the centre of Spa, Turner depicts the tower and spire of the Church of Saint-Rémacle surrounded by local architecture. The numbers ‘4’, ‘5’, ‘3’, ‘4’ have been inscribed against some of these buildings.
For other views of Spa in this sketchbook see Tate D28078, D28082–D28083, D28086–D28092, D28107–D28115; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 19, 21–21a, 23–26, 34a–39.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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