Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dieppe: Harbour with Boats and the Tower and Cupola of St Jacques; and Sailing Boats

1821

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18557
Turner Bequest CCXI 21

Catalogue entry

The sketch at the top of the page is identifiable as the harbour at Dieppe because of the outline of the tower and cupola of the Church of St Jacques in the distance to the left.1 The sketch beneath of two large sailing vessels, or one vessel from the front and side, may have been made during Turner’s journey from Brighton and Dieppe.

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.141 under no.231.

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