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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Five Views on the Meuse between Chokier and Flône 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Verso:
Five Views on the Meuse between Chokier and Flône 1824
D19617
Turner Bequest CCXVI 33 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Wind blowing up Dust’, ‘B Light’ top left towards centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has filled the page with views of the Meuse between Chokier (Tate D19611–D19616, D19635–D19636, D20085; Turner Bequest CCXVI 30a–33, 43–43a, CCXVII 1a) and Flône. There is a small quayside opposite a parade of buildings constructed in the traditional Mosan style. Turner has inscribed the drawing with a note on the weather conditions and light, writing that ‘wind’ was ‘blowing up Dust’ on that day and that the light shone ‘B[lue]’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Five Views on the Meuse between Chokier and Flône 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-five-views-on-the-meuse-between-chokier-and-flone-r1174405, accessed 21 April 2021.