Joseph Mallord William Turner

Calais; the Tour de Guet and Hôtel de Ville

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04269
Turner Bequest LXXI 67

Catalogue entry

Numbered by Finberg as folio 67 in the book, this has since been bound as folio 6. The Tour de Guet, an ancient watchtower, stands at left, the Hôtel de Ville (destroyed 1944) at right.
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Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘874’ bottom left, and in a later hand in pencil ‘LXXI page 67’ top left

David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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