Joseph Mallord William Turner

Row of Houses at Dieppe

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19969
Turner Bequest CCXVI 212

Catalogue entry

This sketch depicts the houses which line the quayside at Dieppe, a port city on the Normandy coast. Directly beneath the buildings are the initials: ‘Y’, ‘W’, ‘W’, ‘D’, ‘W’, ‘G’, ‘D’, ‘D’, ‘WB’, ‘Y’, ‘R’, ‘R’, ‘Y’, which are likely to be abbreviated colour notes standing for ‘Yellow’ or ‘White’, for example. Turner was at Dieppe on 11 and 12 September 1824, a few days before the end of his tour. For other views of Dieppe in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968, D19970–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211, 212a–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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