Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dinant, Looking Downstream from the Western River Bank South of the Town

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28162
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 64 a

Catalogue entry

Rendered in fine and agile line Turner depicts Dinant from a south-westerly perspective. A boat with a long and shallow hull is in the foreground; this is possibly the ferryboat seen crossing from one bank of the Meuse to the other in a previous folio (Tate D28160; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 63 a)
For other views of the city in this sketchbook see Tate D28042, D28094, D28122, D28125, D28142, D28147, D28153, D28155–D28158, D28160–D28161, D28163–D28166; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 1, 27a, 42a, 44a, 53, 56a, 59a, 60a–62a, 63a–64, 65–66a.
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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