Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Church and Citadel, Dinant, from the Grand’Place

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28155
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 60 a

Display caption

Although this sketchbook contains British-made paper, it bears the label of a stationer in the Rue de la Madeleine, Brussels, where Turner must have bought it at the very start of his 1839 tour. The majority of the sketches it contains occupy only one page or less, but on ff.60v-61r Turner obviously felt that a square format was essential to do justice to this magnificent view of Dinant with the church of Notre-Dame shown against the backdrop of its massive cliffs and citadel.

Gallery label, September 2004

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