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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Five Sketches of the Roman Aqueduct at Ars-sur-Moselle 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 78 Recto:
Five Sketches of the Roman Aqueduct at Ars-sur-Moselle 1824
D19704
Turner Bequest CCXVI 78
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘19’ above arches at centre right
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘78’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–78’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this series of slight sketches, Turner pictures the town of Ars-sur-Moselle and the remains of the ancient Roman Gorze aqueduct which once ran through it channelling water to Metz. See also Tate D19699–D19703, D19707; Turner Bequest CCXVI 75a–77a, 79a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Five Sketches of the Roman Aqueduct at Ars-sur-Moselle 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-five-sketches-of-the-roman-aqueduct-at-ars-sur-moselle-r1174493, accessed 17 January 2022.