Joseph Mallord William Turner

View down the Meuse from Jambes towards the Citadel of Namur and the Pont de Jambes


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 154 × 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 41 a

Catalogue entry

Turner took this view from Jambes, a district of Namur on the right bank of the Meuse. The sketch incorporates the citadel on the left bank and the ancient arched bridge, the Pont de Jambes, with rowing boats parked at the riverbanks. In the upper right corner of the page, the Pont de Jambes is depicted again and, then, once more on the following folio (Tate D28121; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 42). Similar views can be found in the earlier Huy and Dinant sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D20104–D20106; Turner Bequest CCXVII 12a–14 and the 1833 Brussels up to Mannheim-Rhine sketchbook (Tate D29645, D29647, D29751; Turner Bequest CCXCVI 25, 26, 79a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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