Joseph Mallord William Turner

Walls of Calais, Fort Rouge on the Left

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04199
Turner Bequest LXXI 7

Catalogue entry

Numbered by Finberg as folio 7 in this book, this has since been rebound as folio 8. Fort Rouge, a wooden ‘bateau fixe’ built by Louis XIV to defend Calais, stood on piles just outside the harbour. It was burned down in 1856.
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David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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