Joseph Mallord William Turner

Château de Dieppe

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20038
Turner Bequest CCXVI 248

Catalogue entry

This intricately rendered study depicts the imposing Château de Dieppe, built into a cliff overlooking the beach. The castle was constructed in the fourteenth century on foundations dating from the late twelfth century.1 In the distance at left is the profile of the city itself, with the dome of the Eglise Saint-Jacques. Other drawings of Dieppe Castle include: Tate D35465–D35466, D35476–D35477, D35541; Turner Bequest CCCLXI 7–8, 18–19, 31.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
‘Château de Dieppe, Ministère de Culture, accessed 4 November 2014, http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/merimee_fr?ACTION=RETROUVER&REQ=((PA00100620):REF)

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like