J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Water-Mill and River Views ?at the Outskirts of Dunkirk 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 202 Verso:
A Water-Mill and River Views ?at the Outskirts of Dunkirk 1824
D19941
Turner Bequest CCXVI 195 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These sketches of river scenes were taken with the book turned upside down. Turner records a village with a water-mill at the uppermost register, a view which continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D19942; Turner Bequest CCXVI 196). At centre there appears to be a small mooring station for riverboats, and at rear is the walls of a city. The location is likely to be northern France, perhaps the outskirts of Dunkirk which is depicted on Turner Bequest CCXVI 196.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘A Water-Mill and River Views ?at the Outskirts of Dunkirk 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-water-mill-and-river-views-at-the-outskirts-of-dunkirk-r1174737, accessed 08 December 2021.