Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dieppe Harbour

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
D19978
Turner Bequest CCXVI 217

Catalogue entry

This slight and swiftly executed sketch shows the harbour of Dieppe. It is one of the principal preparatory drawings for Turner’s oil painting Harbour of Dieppe (Changement de Domicile), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1825 (Frick Collection, New York).1 Among the buildings recorded here and translated into the final painting is the Church of Saint-Jacques, the dome and tower of which is rendered in profile in the distance at centre. For other views of the city in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19977, D19979–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–216a, 217a–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.141 no.231.

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