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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Givet and Fort Charlemont from the North 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto
Distant View of Givet and Fort Charlemont from the North 1839
D28171
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 3
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 101 x 168 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXXVIII–3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rendered in abbreviated line, this rough sketch shows the French town of Givet close to the borders of Belgium. The fort of Charlemont is atop the mountain range. This drawing and other sketches of Givet in this book (Tate D28170, D28172–D28185, D28187; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 2a, 4–10, 11) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Reproduced in Powell 1991, p.163 no.102.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Distant View of Givet and Fort Charlemont from the North 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-givet-and-fort-charlemont-from-the-north-r1150448, accessed 01 April 2020.