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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Church and Citadel, Dinant, from the Grand'Place 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Verso:
The Church and Citadel, Dinant, from the Grand’Place 1839
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 60 a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 154 x 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one half of a detailed drawing of the citadel and Church of Notre-Dame at Dinant which continues onto the folio opposite (Tate D28156; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 61). The view is taken at street level, offering a striking contrast of architectural scale and style. Turner’s handling is deliberate and fine: a careful rendering of a picturesque and impressive scene.
For other views of Dinant in this sketchbook see Tate D28042, D28094, D28122, D28125, D28142, D28147, D28153, D28157–D28158, D28160–D28166, D41091; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 1, 27a, 42a, 44a, 53, 56a, 59a, 62–62a, 63a–66a.
For earlier views of Dinant taken in 1824, see Tate D19556–D19663, D20109–D20113; Turner Bequest CCXVI 53a–57, CCXVII 16–19.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Church and Citadel, Dinant, from the Grand’Place 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-church-and-citadel-dinant-from-the-grandplace-r1150429, accessed 26 September 2020.