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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ligny-en-Barrois 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Ligny-en-Barrois 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVII 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ligny a Bar’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 13’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At least four sketches in this sketchbook show Ligny-en-Barrois, on the river Ornain near Bar-le-Duc; see also folios 14, 15 and 16 (D04749, D04750, D04751). Turner passed through it on his way home across France. This is the most distant, panoramic view while that on folio14 is similar but taken from a point closer to the town.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Ligny-en-Barrois 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ligny-en-barrois-r1133451, accessed 24 June 2024.