Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dieppe, 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 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24078
Turner Bequest CCLV 1 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the pencil studies on this page depict scenes of Dieppe including its castle, beach, and roofline. This sketchbook features multiple views of Rouen suggesting that these drawings were also made in Normandy. Turner commenced his 1826 tour of France at this harbour town.1
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.28.
Technical Notes:
Slightly torn on the left-hand edge of the page.

John Chu
July 2015

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