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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Huy from the Outskirts with Waterwheels and Watermills 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Huy from the Outskirts with Waterwheels and Watermills 1824
D19628
Turner Bequest CCXVI 39
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Watermark ‘[smith &] allnut | [18]22’
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘39’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–39’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner pictures a building with waterwheels, possibly a mill, situated in the outskirts of Huy. A lone figure stands at the edge of a double-arched bridge crossing a narrow stream at centre. The towering profile of what appears to be Huy’s citadel can be seen in the distance. A similar view is recorded in the later Spa, Dinant and Namur sketchbook of 1839 (see Tate D28055; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 7a). Turner’s sketches of the outskirts of Huy continue on the following folio (Tate D19629; Turner Bequest CCXVI 39a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Huy from the Outskirts with Waterwheels and Watermills 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-outskirts-with-waterwheels-and-watermills-r1174416, accessed 01 March 2021.