Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Citadel and Pont des Arches, Liège, Looking Downstream

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: 99 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20100
Turner Bequest CCXVII 10 a

Catalogue entry

This drawing of Liège is orientated inversely relative to the foliation. It shows the Pont des Arches at centre and the citadel beyond in cursory profile. The twin towers of the Church of St Bartholomew are just visible at the right side of the bridge (Tate D20099; Turner Bequest CCXVII 10). Quayside houses rather like those recorded on Tate D20095; Turner Bequest CCXVII 8 line either side of the riverbank, along with a waterwheel at right. The drawing continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D20101; Turner Bequest CCXVII 11).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2014

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