Joseph Mallord William Turner

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


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 154 × 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 61

Catalogue entry

This is the other half of a detailed drawing of the citadel and Church of Notre-Dame at Dinant which continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D28155; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 60a). The view is taken at street level, offering a striking contrast of architectural scale and style. Turner’s handling is deliberate and fine: a careful rendering of a picturesque and impressive scene.
For other views of Dinant in this sketchbook see Tate D28042, D28094, D28122, D28125, D28142, D28147, D28153, D28157–D28158, D28160–D28166, D41091; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 1, 27a, 42a, 44a, 53, 56a, 59a, 62–62a, 63a–66a. There are also colour sketches of the town produced in gouache on blue paper between 1834–9, some with pen and ink and watercolour added (Tate D20227, D20228, D24724, D28984; Turner Bequest CCXX T, U; CCLIX 159, CCXCII 37).
For earlier views of Dinant taken in 1824, see Tate D19556–D19663, D20109–D20113; Turner Bequest CCXVI 53a–57, CCXVII 16–19.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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