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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Citadel and Pont des Arches, Liège, Looking Downstream 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
The Citadel and Pont des Arches, Liège, Looking Downstream 1824
D20100
Turner Bequest CCXVII 10 a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 99 x 162 mm
Inscribed in blue ink, probably by Ruskin, ‘1’ top right (inverted relative to foliation)
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing of Liège is orientated inversely relative to the foliation. It shows the Pont des Arches at centre and the citadel beyond in cursory profile. The twin towers of the Church of St Bartholomew are just visible at the right side of the bridge (Tate D20099; Turner Bequest CCXVII 10). Quayside houses rather like those recorded on Tate D20095; Turner Bequest CCXVII 8 line either side of the riverbank, along with a waterwheel at right. The drawing continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D20101; Turner Bequest CCXVII 11).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Citadel and Pont des Arches, Liège, Looking Downstream 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-the-citadel-and-pont-des-arches-liege-looking-downstream-r1174295, accessed 19 August 2022.