View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
With the page turned vertically, this view to the north-west centres on the thirteenth-century tower at the south end of the Château de Dieppe, built as the tower of the original church of Saint-Rémy,1 which fell into ruin before being replaced by another of the same dedication a little to the east. The tower still stands in a rather dilapidated state; in Turner’s day it overlooked a flight of steps from place de la Barre, now respectively Rue de Chastes and Place des Martyrs, and although the street plan is recognisable, none of the other buildings survive. Compare the 1838 painting of the same view (Château-Musée, Dieppe) by Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793–1867), and the 1839 lithograph Tour de Remi, Dieppe, by Thomas Shotter Boys (1803–1874), from his Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c.
See ‘Monuments’, Dieppe-Maritime Tourisme, accessed 7 March 2016, http://uk
.dieppetourisme. .com /discover /heritage /monuments
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.