Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Hills, the Last Possibly Including a Distant View of Fumay

1824

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19676
Turner Bequest CCXVI 63 a

Catalogue entry

Employing loose and swift line, here Turner depicts the meandering Meuse and hills near Fumay in the French Ardennes. The artist has inscribed ‘slates’ within the lowermost sketch, as he had done in the previous folio (Tate D19675; Turner Bequest CCXVI 63). Cecilia Powell has suggested that the rear view may be a distant prospect of Fumay.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

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