Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dinant, Looking Upstream from the Hillside Opposite

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: 94 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28157
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 62

Catalogue entry

In this detailed and carefully worked drawing Turner depicts Dinant from a north-westerly perspective, incorporating its principal monuments: the citadel, the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame, and the arched bridge. This drawing formed the basis of a gouache, pen and ink and watercolour drawing held at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.1

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.421 no.1026.

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