Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Lighthouse West of Le Tréport

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 232 x 331 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35458
Turner Bequest CCCLIX 23

Catalogue entry

The Church of St-Jacques du Treport at the centre of this sketch locates the scene west of small harbour town.1 Rapid, cool blue brushstrokes create the sense of a choppy sea while warmer, washes describe the prominent lighthouse in the composition’s middle distance.
1
For a contemporary description of St-Jacques du Tréport, see Jean Benoi^t De´sire´ Cochet, Les Églises de l’Arrondissement de Dieppe, Dieppe 1846, pp.182–191.
Verso:
The verso of the sketch it pasted to its mount.

John Chu
February 2014

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