Joseph Mallord William Turner

View on 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
D19599
Turner Bequest CCXVI 24 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a swift, summary sketch of the Meuse near Liège; the view is similar to D19593, D19597; Turner Bequest CCXVI 21a, 23a. Turner has made note of ‘Blue’ light in the sky and of local ‘Boys playing with a Lamb’ at the riverbank in the foreground.
For other views of Liège taken in 1824, see Tate D20060–D20064, D20095–D20099, D20105; Turner Bequest Turner Bequest CCXVI 260–262, CCXVII 8–10, 13.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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