View of Dieppe

watercolor landscape of shoreline with sailboats and buildings in the background

Antoine Vollon French, (1833–1900)
View of Dieppe, 1873
Watercolor and graphite on laid paper
11 x 18 1/8 in. (27.9 x 46 cm)
Gift of Carol Forman Tabler in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander A. Forman III, 2014 (2014.3.01)

Throughout the nineteenth century, the city of Dieppe attracted artists intent on depicting its pebbled beaches, vibrant harbor, and Renaissance château. Turner, Delacroix, Daubigny, Pissarro, and Whistler all spent time in the northern French city, a hub of transportation between Paris and London situated on the English Channel in Normandy. Henry Clay Frick acquired paintings of Dieppe by Daubigny and Turner in 1904 and 1914, respectively. The Frick is pleased to announce the acquisition of a third view of the city: a splendid watercolor and graphite drawing by the French artist Antoine Vollon (1833–1900), View of Dieppe Harbor, 1873, the generous gift of the preeminent Vollon scholar, Dr. Carol Forman Tabler, in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander A. Forman III. In the summer of 2015, this work will be featured in a presentation of rarely seen drawings from the museum’s permanent collection, Landscape Drawings in The Frick Collection, organized by the Frick’s Research Assistant Joanna Sheers Seidenstein.