Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dieppe Harbour, from the Quai Henri IV

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20003
Turner Bequest CCXVI 230 a

Catalogue entry

This slight and swiftly executed sketch is of Dieppe Harbour, taken by Turner from a point on the Quai Henri IV. The sun sits low in the sky at right, casting reflections on the waters below.
The bridge shown here is depicted again on in Tate D19987, D20209, D20031, D24524; Turner Bequest CCXVI 222a, 244a, CCXX C, CCLVIII 13 and in the oil painting Dieppe: The Port from the Quai Henry IV of around 1827–8 (Tate N03385).

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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