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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats ?at Dieppe Harbour 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 253 Recto:
Boats ?at Dieppe Harbour 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 246
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘246’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–246’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These slight sketches show the sails of fishing boats, slanted to the left as the wind blows in a westerly direction. Turner also records two figures navigating a rowing boat.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Boats ?at Dieppe Harbour 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-boats-at-dieppe-harbour-r1174829, accessed 28 May 2022.