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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings and Landscape, between Cologne and Liège 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 151 Recto:
Buildings and Landscape, between Cologne and Liège 1824
D19846
Turner Bequest CCXVI 148
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Watermark ‘smith & [allnut] | 18[22]’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘148’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–148’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These hurriedly executed and rather scrappy jottings of buildings and a rural landscape were taken as Turner travelled away from the Rhine valley, towards Liège in Belgium. Cecilia Powell writes that the artist took a diligence over land to reach the Belgian city, the bumpy journey and fast pace of travel accounting for the scribbly, disjointed nature of his drawings (see, for example, Tate D19845, D19847–D19869; Turner Bequest CCXVI 147a, 148a–157a).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Powell 1991, p.43.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Buildings and Landscape, between Cologne and Liège 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-buildings-and-landscape-between-cologne-and-liege-r1174639, accessed 25 October 2021.