Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851)
Château de Dieppe, ca. 1845
Watercolor on paper
9 1/2 x 12 3/16 in. (24.2 x 30.9 cm)
Tate; Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Château de Dieppe, dating from the fifteenth century, is a city landmark located on a hill at the end of Dieppe’s Grande Rue. Marked by its picturesque towers and their conical tops, the castle overlooks the Channel. Turner painted this view after his final trip to the Continent in 1845. Atmospheric effects take precedence over topographical accuracy in this watercolor, the latest in date in the show. Today, the building houses the city’s museum.