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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View on the Meuse near Liège 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Verso:
View on the Meuse near Liège 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 24 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Blue’ top left; ‘GGR only’ top right; ‘Boys playing with a Lamb’ | ‘Timber’ bottom
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has produced a swift, summary sketch of the Meuse near Liège; the view is similar to D19593, D19597; Turner Bequest CCXVI 21a, 23a. Turner has made note of ‘Blue’ light in the sky and of local ‘Boys playing with a Lamb’ at the riverbank in the foreground.
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 on the Meuse near 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-on-the-meuse-near-liege-r1174387, accessed 09 March 2021.