Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Sky over the Meuse near Liège

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: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19597
Turner Bequest CCXVI 23 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records the Meuse as it meanders through the countryside surrounding Liège; the view is the same as that shown on folio 21 verso (Tate D19593; Turner Bequest CCXVI 21a) but here taken from further away. Above, the artist has made a study of the sky and its cloud forms, taking note of the ‘V[ery] Blue’ and ‘[?Livid] Red’ light he saw.
For views of Liège taken in Huy and Dinant sketchbook of 1824, see Tate D20095–D20099, D20105; Turner Bequest Turner Bequest CCXVII 8–10, 13.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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