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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dieppe 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 251 Verso:
Dieppe 1824
Turner Bequest CCXVI 244 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 78 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘R[...] | [?Colour] Cuff’ (inverted)
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These drawings appear to have been taken on the quayside at Dieppe (see also Tate D19959, D19966, D19968–D19996, D19998–D20014; Turner Bequest CCXVI 205, 209a, 211–227, 228–236). The bridge shown here is depicted again in the following sketches of Dieppe: Tate D19987, D20003, D20209, D24524; Turner Bequest CCXVI 222a, 230a, CCXX C, CCLVIII 13 and in the oil painting Dieppe: The Port from the Quai Henry IV of around 1827–8 (Tate N03385). There is an inscription at top right, orientated inversely relative to the drawing, which reads ‘R[...] Colour Cuff’. This annotation is adjacent to a tiny jotting of a soldier’s head and torso, and presumably describes an aspect of his uniform.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Dieppe 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-r1174826, accessed 20 January 2021.