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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape, between Cologne and Liège 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 151 Verso:
Landscape, between Cologne and Liège 1824
D19847
Turner Bequest CCXVI 148 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
Watermark ‘smith & [allnut] | 18[22]’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These hurriedly executed and rather scrappy jottings of a rural landscape were taken as Turner travelled away from the Rhine valley, towards Liège in Belgium. Cecilia Powell writes that the artist took a diligence over land to reach the Belgian city, the bumpy journey and fast pace of travel accounting for the scribbly, disjointed nature of his drawings (see, for example, Tate D19845–D19846, D19848–D19869; Turner Bequest CCXVI 147a–148, 149–157a).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Powell 1991, p.43.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Landscape, between Cologne and Liège 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 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-landscape-between-cologne-and-liege-r1174640, accessed 27 November 2021.