Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses on a Quayside, Le Havre

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23743
Turner Bequest CCLIII 23 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a quayside view. Finberg noted the sketch as ‘Houses beside river’,1 but the location has been identified as Le Havre.2 Houses on the left follow the edge of the water, the sails and masts of boats on the water are indicated at centre of the sketch, and further parts of the town are seen stretching off to the distance at right. Turner picks out details of the building on the left such as buttresses (towards bottom right) supporting the upper storey of a house and an archway in a wall at left.

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.769.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.

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