Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dieppe Castle, Normandy

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24077
Turner Bequest CCLV 1

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the faint pencil sketch on this page depicts Dieppe Castle. Turner commenced his 1826 tour of France at Dieppe.1 Along the bottom of the page, inverted in relation to the sketches above, are various notes by Turner’s executors. In ink Henry Scott Trimmer signed and inscribed the page with the note ‘No 202 This book contains 15 [sic] leaves – Pencil | Sketches some on both sides – | [signed] H.S. Trimmer’. Charles Turner signed his name in ink, and Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.28.

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