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
Folio16 Recto:
Ligny-en-Barrois 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVII 16
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Loigny’ bottom right
Inscribed in black ink in an unknown hand ‘16’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 16’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s four sketches of Ligny in this sketchbook see especially folio13 (D04748). Here Turner shows the town walls and the twelfth-century Tour Luxembourg, the only remaining portion of the town’s fortress, beside the River Ornain.

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-r1133454, accessed 24 June 2024.