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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Lighthouse and Hôtel de Ville, Calais 1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 243 Verso:
The Lighthouse and Hôtel de Ville, Calais 1824
D20015
Turner Bequest CCXVI 236 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 118 x 78 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This detailed study, drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down, shows a street in Calais with the Tour de Guet (the lighthouse) and the tower of the Hôtel de Ville rising above the rooftops. See Tate D04269, D24857–D24858; Turner Bequest LXXI 67, CCLX 21–22 for three other drawings depicting these monuments by Turner, and Tate N04301 for a watercolour by David Cox entitled Calais: Street Scene with Lighthouse of c.1829–32.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘The Lighthouse and Hôtel de Ville, Calais 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-the-lighthouse-and-hotel-de-ville-calais-r1174810, accessed 18 October 2021.