Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dinant, Looking Downstream from the River Bank near the Roche à Bayard; Dinant, Looking Upstream from the Opposite River Bank


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 94 × 154 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 63 a

Catalogue entry

Turner has produced two views of Dinant on this page: the largest running parallel to the gutter of the sketchbook and the other, a small sketch placed at the top left corner. A ferryboat is visible in the foreground of the principal drawing and is annotated as such with an inscription to the right of the hull of the vessel. Turner has added a further inscription, ‘Road’, towards the far right. Dinant’s sights (the citadel, the church, and bridge) are all in view; the prospect is somewhat similar to a sketch of the city on folio 62 recto (Tate D28157; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 62). The smaller of the two sketches depicts Dinant from the south-east, from a point on the opposite side of the Meuse.
For other views of Dinant in this sketchbook see Tate D28042; D28094, D28122, D28125, D28142, D28147, D28153, D28155–D28158, D28161–D28166; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 1, 27a, 42a, 44a, 53, 56a, 59a, 60a–62a, 64–66a.
For earlier views of Dinant taken in 1824, see Tate D19556–D19663, D20109–D20113; Turner Bequest CCXVI 53a–57, CCXVII 16–19.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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