Joseph Mallord William TurnerCalais; the Tour de Guet and Hôtel de Ville 1802

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Artist
Title
Calais; the Tour de Guet and Hôtel de Ville
From Small Calais Pier Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXI
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 112 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04269
Turner Bequest LXXI 67
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Calais; the Tour de Guet and Hôtel de Ville 1802
D04269
Turner Bequest LXXI 67
Pencil, with some scratching out, on wove paper prepared with a reddish brown wash, 112 x 187 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXI 67’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
Verso:
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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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