Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shipping at Dieppe Harbour

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
D19981
Turner Bequest CCXVI 219

Catalogue entry

Here Turner makes a slight sketch of fishing vessels moored at Dieppe Harbour. The tangle of the boats’ masts and rigging are described with swift and overlapping strokes of the pencil. This sketch was preparatory material for the oil painting Harbour of Dieppe (Changement de Domicile), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1825 (Frick Collection, New York).1 For other views of the city in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19980, D19982–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–218a, 219–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.141 no.231.

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