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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Huy from the Outskirts to the East 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Verso:
Huy from the Outskirts to the East 1839
D28149
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 57 a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 94 x 154 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With fine, deliberate handling Turner has made a fairly detailed rendering of Huy from an easterly viewpoint in the surrounding hillsides. The Church of Notre-Dame, proportionally exaggerated by Turner, rises loftily above the city. Behind is the citadel crowning the rocky heights.
For other views of Huy in this sketchbook see Tate D28043, D28048, D28053, D28057, D28067, D28096, D28131–D28137, D28139–D28143, D28147; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 1a, 4, 6a, 8a, 13a, 28a, 47a–50a, 51a–53a, 56a. There are also a number of colour sketches in gouache with watercolour and pen and ink produced on blue paper dated around 1839 (Tate D20221, D20222, D20226, D20268, D20288; Turner Bequest CCXX N, O, S; CCXXII I, CCXXIII C).
For earlier views of Huy see the 1824 Huy and Dinant sketchbook (Tate D20087–D20093, D20109–D20110; Turner Bequest CCXVII 2a–6a, 16–7); the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of the same date (Tate D19622–D19635; Turner Bequest CCXVI 36–43) 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).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Huy from the Outskirts to the East 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-huy-from-the-outskirts-to-the-east-r1150423, accessed 10 December 2019.