Joseph Mallord William Turner Dieppe from the North 1821

Artwork details

Dieppe from the North
From Dieppe, Rouen and Paris Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLVIII
Date 1821
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 118 x 123 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 25
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Catalogue entry

This extensive view of the harbour at Dieppe was made from the cliffs above Le Pollet to the north.1 Across the harbour to the west can be seen the Church of St Jacques (see also folio 1 verso; Tate D24501; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 1v) and the Château de Dieppe (see folios 4 and 7; Tate D24506, D24512; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 4) on the cliffs with the sea to the right. At the bottom left of the page is a small sketch of a group of figures drawn with the sketchbook turned to the right.

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

Ian Warrell, Turner catalogue files, Tate, CCLVIII 25.

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