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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dieppe Harbour 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 224 Recto:
Dieppe Harbour 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 217
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘217’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXVI–217’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight and swiftly executed sketch shows the harbour of Dieppe. It is one of the principal preparatory drawings for Turner’s oil painting Harbour of Dieppe (Changement de Domicile), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1825 (Frick Collection, New York).1 Among the buildings recorded here and translated into the final painting is the Church of Saint-Jacques, the dome and tower of which is rendered in profile in the distance at centre. For other views of the city in this sketchbook see Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19977, D19979–D20014, D20031–D20033; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–216a, 217a–236, 244a–245a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

Butlin and Joll 1984, p.141 no.231.

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘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-dieppe-harbour-r1174773, accessed 18 April 2021.