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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View down the Meuse towards Chokier; View down the Meuse to the Abbey at Flône 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
View down the Meuse towards Chokier; View down the Meuse to the Abbey at Flône 1824
D20085
Turner Bequest CCXVII 1 a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 99 x 162 mm
Watermark ‘[...]lls | 1[...]’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two separate drawings occupy this sheet: they are differentiated by the relative tone and density of the pencil used. The darker and softer of the pencils was employed to record a view down the Meuse towards the village of Chokier, south of Liège. A lighter, harder pencil is used to delineate part of the same river valley towards the Abbey at Flône, a view which extends onto the folio opposite (Tate D20086; Turner Bequest CCXVII 2). See also the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook (Tate D19620, D19642; Turner Bequest CCXVI 35, 46a) and the Spa, Dinant and Namur sketchbook of 1839 (Tate D28148; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 57).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View down the Meuse towards Chokier; View down the Meuse to the Abbey at Flône 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-view-down-the-meuse-towards-chokier-view-down-the-meuse-to-r1174280, accessed 19 August 2022.