Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats and Figures ?on the Normandy Coast

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19963
Turner Bequest CCXVI 207 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records two beached fishing boats on the Normandy coast, most probably at or near the port of Dieppe. The artist has also sketched two locals: a male figure at top left wearing a ‘Red Jacket’ and a woman at right wearing a smock with ‘D[ark] Green’ sleeves carrying a basket on her back. See also Tate D19965; Turner Bequest CCXVI 209.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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