Not on display
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
D19953
Turner Bequest CCXVI 201 a

Catalogue entry

This is a prospect of Le Tréport, a town situated on the Haute-Normandie coast of northern France. This small fishing port lies at the point where the Bresle River meets the English Channel, and is surrounded by precipitous chalk cliffs.
For later watercolours of Le Tréport, produced in c.1841 and 1845, see Tate D33537, D35440, D35447, D35880; Turner Bequest CCCXXXIV 13, CCCLIX 5, 12, CCCLXIV 41.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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