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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Huy from the Liège Road, Looking Upstream 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
Huy from the Liège Road, Looking Upstream 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 42
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Watermark ‘[smith &] allnut | [18]22’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘42’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–42’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This cursory jotting of Huy was taken by Turner from a vantage point on the Liège road; a colour drawing showing a similar view is housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection.1
For other views of Huy in this sketchbook see Tate D19625–D19632, D19634, D19635; Turner Bequest CCXVI 37a–41a, 42a, 43; see also the Huy and Dinant sketchbook (Tate D20087–D20093, D20109–D20110; Turner Bequest CCXVII 2a–6a, 16–7) and the Brussels up to Mannheim sketchbook of 1833 (Tate D29653, D29656–D29659, D29661–D29662, D29768, D29771; Turner Bequest 29, 30a–32, 33–33a, 90, 91a). For later sketches, see Tate D28048, D28053, D28057, D28067, D28096, D28131–D28137, D28139–D28143, D28147, D28149; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 4, 6a, 8a, 13a, 28a, 47a–50a, 51a–53a, 56a, 57a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.421 no.1024.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Huy from the Liège Road, Looking Upstream 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-huy-from-the-liege-road-looking-upstream-r1174421, accessed 19 November 2019.