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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View at Liège 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Recto:
View at Liège 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 24
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘24’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–24’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch shows the Belgian city of Liège; the onion dome of the Church of Saint-André and tower of the Collegiate Church of Sainte-Croix can be seen close to the riverbank. Beyond, at the top of the Mont Saint-Martin, stands Saint-Laurent barracks and military hospital and to its left, the church of Saint-Martin. See Tate D20084; Turner Bequest CCXVII 1 for another view of the barracks taken by Turner in 1824.
For other views of Liège taken in 1824, see Tate D20060–D20064, D20095–D20099, D20105; Turner Bequest Turner Bequest CCXVI 260–262, CCXVII 8–10, 13.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View at Liège 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-view-at-liege-r1174386, accessed 17 September 2021.