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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The East Bank of the Meuse at Givet Looking Upstream towards Notre-Dame and the Tour Grégoire 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
The East Bank of the Meuse at Givet Looking Upstream towards Notre-Dame and the Tour Grégoire 1839
D28183
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 9
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 168 x 101 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘CCLXXXVIII–9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With slightly more deliberate line than in previous depictions of Givet, Turner has sketched a view of the town from the east bank of the Meuse looking upstream towards the Church of Notre-Dame and the Tour Grégoire. The mighty fortress of Charlemont is once again visible atop the heights in the background. This drawing and other sketches of Givet in this book (Tate D28170–D28182, D28184–D28185, D28187; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 2a–8a, 9a–10, 11) formed the basis of a gouache and watercolour drawing on blue paper (private collection).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Reproduced in Powell 1991, p.163 no.102.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The East Bank of the Meuse at Givet Looking Upstream towards Notre-Dame and the Tour Grégoire 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-east-bank-of-the-meuse-at-givet-looking-upstream-towards-r1150460, accessed 19 October 2021.