Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dieppe, with the Hotel d’Anvers

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
D19989
Turner Bequest CCXVI 223 a

Catalogue entry

This intricately detailed study was executed by Turner as he stood on the Quai Henri IV at Dieppe. The elegant building with pediment is the Hotel d’Anvers, a townhouse erected in the seventeenth century. It features in Turner’s celebrated oil painting Harbour of Dieppe (Changement de Domicile), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1825 (Frick Collection, New York).1 Turner has annotated the study with colour notes (a full transcription is given at the start of this record).
For other views of Dieppe in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19988, D19990–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–223, 224–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.141 no.231.

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