Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Dieppe

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
D20039
Turner Bequest CCXVI 248 a

Catalogue entry

These two sketches may in fact be intended to be viewed as one wide-angled prospect. The location is Dieppe, and its most famous landmarks are rendered clearly in profile in the lowermost ‘section’ of the panorama. Visible at centre is the Château de Dieppe (see Tate D20038; Turner Bequest CCXVI 248), the dome and tower of Saint-Jacques Church, and the same cylindrical tower with flag as is depicted on Tate D20035; Turner Bequest CCXVI 246a. The uppermost sketch depicts cliffs on the coast and a stretch of headland beyond.
Technical notes:
There is some foxing of the paper at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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