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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Château de Dieppe and the Porte des Tourelles; ?The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Verso:
The Château de Dieppe and the Porte des Tourelles; ?The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu 1845
D35540
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 30a
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Watermark ‘W King | 1842’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...] Eu’ bottom left, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At right the right is a brief continuation of the view of the Château de Dieppe on folio 31 recto opposite (D35541); the dome and tower here are those of the church of Saint-Rémy, which can still be seen from the north a little inland from the seafront.
At left, made with the page turned vertically, is a ‘mass of lines’ marked ‘Eu’, which Robert Upstone has described as ‘unidentifiable’,1 although it may be a view of the east end of that town’s Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, seen more clearly in other drawings; see under folio 21 verso (D35525).
1
Upstone 1993, p.58.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter and the edge, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Château de Dieppe and the Porte des Tourelles; ?The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-chateau-de-dieppe-and-the-porte-des-tourelles-the-r1183962, accessed 04 December 2021.