Joseph Mallord William Turner

Calais Harbour

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19926
Turner Bequest CCXVI 188

Catalogue entry

These previously unidentified jottings appear to depict aspects of Calais Harbour, with the harbour walls in the foreground and the distant profiles of the Colonne Louis XVIII, the Tour du Guet and Hotel de Ville beyond.
For other sketches of Calais’s landmarks see Tate D04269, D24857–D24858, D24906, D24949, D24968–D24969; Turner Bequest LXXI 67, CCLX 21–22, 70, 113, 132–133. See also Tate Impression T04761 and David Cox’s watercolour of the city dated between 1829 and 1832 (N04301). For other sketches of the city in this book see Tate D20083, D19922–D19925 D19927; Turner Bequest CCXVI 272, 186–187a, 188a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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