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 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19999
Turner Bequest CCXVI 228 a

Catalogue entry

Rendered with agile and fluid line, this sketch records an array of vessels at Dieppe harbour. Some of the boats’ sails flap and billow in the coastal winds. What appears to be the profile of the Château de Dieppe can be seen in the distance.
For other views of Dieppe in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19996, D19998, D20000–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–227, 228, 229–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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