Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fishwives and Fishermen at Dieppe

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
D19994
Turner Bequest CCXVI 226

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records fishwives and fishermen preparing and selling their catch at Dieppe harbour. There are colour notes to describe the figures’ traditional clothing: a ‘Blue apron’, for example, or ‘yellow’ and ‘red’ dresses.
For other views of Dieppe in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19993, D19995–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–225a, 226a–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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