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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scenes in Dieppe Harbour 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Scenes in Dieppe Harbour 1821
Turner Bequest CCLVIII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 123 x 118 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘6’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLVIII – 6’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These two sketches depict the harbour at Dieppe. At the top is a large group of figures standing on the quayside near the stern of a boat. Turner made studies of similar looking figures on folio 5 (Tate D24508; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 5). The second sketch depicts a boat preparing to leave the harbour. Ian Warrell has suggested that the cliffs to the right may be those at Le Pollet opposite Dieppe.1
For references to Turner’s other sketches of Dieppe made on this tour, see folio 1 verso (D24501; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 1v).

Thomas Ardill
February 2013

Ian Warrell, Turner catalogue files, Tate, CCLVIII 6.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Scenes in Dieppe Harbour 1821 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-scenes-in-dieppe-harbour-r1146297, accessed 05 December 2021.