Joseph Mallord William Turner

The East Bank of the Meuse at Givet Looking Upstream towards Notre-Dame and the Tour Grégoire

1839

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 168 × 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28183
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 9

Catalogue entry

With slightly more deliberate line than in previous depictions of Givet, Turner has sketched a view of the town from the east bank of the Meuse looking upstream towards the Church of Notre-Dame and the Tour Grégoire. The mighty fortress of Charlemont is once again visible atop the heights in the background. This drawing and other sketches of Givet in this book (Tate D28170–D28182, D28184–D28185, D28187; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 2a–8a, 9a–10, 11) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Reproduced in Powell 1991, p.163 no.102.

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