Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brielle, Netherlands

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D32471
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch shows Brielle (known as Brill in English), an historic town and seaport in South Holland. The view is rendered in two parts: Brielle and the Church of St Catherine are at centre with coastline to the east of the town at rear. With loose scalloped line and swift hatching, Turner suggests stormy skies and rainfall. Brielle’s western coastline is depicted on Tate D32535
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 54a. See also Tate D32476; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 17.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

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