Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Château de Dieppe

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35569
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 47

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the rapid main view shows the Château de Dieppe to the north-west. Its relationship to the smaller architectural sketches around it is unclear.
There is a similar view on folio 60 recto (D35593); the area around the viewpoint has since been much rebuilt. See under folio 31 recto (D35541) for other Dieppe views.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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