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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant Views of ?Metz from the Aqueduct 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Recto:
Distant Views of ?Metz from the Aqueduct 1824
D19706
Turner Bequest CCXVI 79
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[?Mets] bottom left
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘79’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–79’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These slight and swiftly rendered views show a distant townscape with parts of the Gorze aqueduct in the foreground (see Tate D19699–D19704, D19707; Turner Bequest CCXVI 75a–78, 79a). Both Finberg and Cecilia Powell propose that these may be distant prospects of Metz.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Distant Views of ?Metz from the Aqueduct 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-distant-views-of-metz-from-the-aqueduct-r1174495, accessed 03 December 2021.