J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A View ?on the Outskirts of Ghent 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 156 Verso:
A View ?on the Outskirts of Ghent 1824
D19857
Turner Bequest CCXVI 151 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Watermark ‘smith & [allnut] | 18[22]’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rendered swiftly and with a brevity of line, this sparse and cursory drawing records a landscape with three towered buildings. The same structures are shown on the view opposite (Tate D19858; Turner Bequest CCXVI 152), where Turner pictures a town from a road on its outskirts, with a carriage driving on it.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘A View ?on the Outskirts of Ghent 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-view-on-the-outskirts-of-ghent-r1174650, accessed 11 August 2020.