Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Roche à Bayard, Looking Upstream from the Dinant Road; A Belgian Woman

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D41091

Catalogue entry

Turner has sketched Dinant’s monolith, the Roche à Bayard, at the upper register of the paste-down on the inside back cover of this sketchbook. There is also a half-length profile of a Belgian woman in regional dress below it, orientated inversely to the foliation. The artist has made shorthand annotations around the figure, presumably to record the colours of her clothing. They read: ‘Yell[ow]’, ‘Red W Black’, ‘Yellow and Grey’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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