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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant Views of Namur, Mostly Looking Upstream to the Confluence of the Meuse and the Sambre 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Recto:
Distant Views of Namur, Mostly Looking Upstream to the Confluence of the Meuse and the Sambre 1824
D19643
Turner Bequest CCXVI 47
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[...]’ centre right
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘47’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–47’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has filled the page with distant views of Namur, the majority taken as the artist looked upstream towards the citadel which dominates the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre Rivers. Of the buildings shown in profile, the Baroque dome of Saint Aubin Cathedral, the steeple of Saint John the Baptist Church and the medieval belfry of Namur can be seen.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Distant Views of Namur, Mostly Looking Upstream to the Confluence of the Meuse and the Sambre 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-namur-mostly-looking-upstream-to-the-r1174431, accessed 03 December 2021.