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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Brielle, Netherlands 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Brielle, Netherlands 1835
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 14 a
Pencil on off-white laid paper, 95 x 153 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch shows Brielle (known as Brill in English), an historic town and seaport in South Holland. The view is rendered in two parts: Brielle and the Church of St Catherine are at centre with coastline to the east of the town at rear. With loose scalloped line and swift hatching, Turner suggests stormy skies and rainfall. Brielle’s western coastline is depicted on Tate D32535
Turner Bequest CCCXXI 54a. See also Tate D32476; Turner Bequest CCCXXI 17.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2016

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Brielle, Netherlands 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-brielle-netherlands-r1187287, accessed 05 December 2021.