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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Jetties at Dieppe from the Beach 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
The Jetties at Dieppe from the Beach 1845
Turner Bequest CCCLX 11
Gouache and watercolour on white wove paper, 232 x 332 mm
Watermarked ‘J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1844’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ top left, upside down
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCCLX 11’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Achieved without an underlying pencil drawing, this loose watercolour sketch depicts the jetties and lighthouse at the mouth of Dieppe harbour as seen from the long stretch gravel beach running west towards the medieval castle.1
For reasons set out in the Technical notes in the sketchbook Introduction, this work appears inverted in relation to the volume as foliated.
For the history of Dieppe’s harbour infrastructure, see Jacques Bialek, Évolution du Port de Dieppe du XVIIe Siècle à nos Jours, Dieppe 1996.
Blank; except for short light pencil marks and small patches of watercolour transferred from folio recto 11 opposite (D35470; Turner Bequest CCCLX 12).

John Chu
February 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘The Jetties at Dieppe from the Beach 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-the-jetties-at-dieppe-from-the-beach-r1173565, accessed 04 August 2021.