Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Water-Mill and River Views ?at the Outskirts of Dunkirk

1824

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19941
Turner Bequest CCXVI 195 a

Catalogue entry

These sketches of river scenes were taken with the book turned upside down. Turner records a village with a water-mill at the uppermost register, a view which continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D19942; Turner Bequest CCXVI 196). At centre there appears to be a small mooring station for riverboats, and at rear is the walls of a city. The location is likely to be northern France, perhaps the outskirts of Dunkirk which is depicted on Turner Bequest CCXVI 196.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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