Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Géronstère Spring, Spa

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
D28081
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 20 a

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch is similar to two others depicting the Géronstère spring at Spa, Belgium (Tate D28077, D28079; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 18 a, 19 a). Turner here has very loosely mapped out the basic configuration of the landscape: the hillside and tall trees which canopy a building at the site. The artist produced a gouache, pen and ink and watercolour drawing of the spring on blue paper (Tate D24745; Turner Bequest CCLIX 180).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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