Cathedral St Jacques, Dieppe

Cathedral St Jacques, Dieppe



Peter de Wint (1784-1849)
The Cathedral of St Jacques, Dieppe

Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
11 ½ by 18 in.

With Thos. Agnews, London;
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 21st July 1975, lot 186;
By descent to the present owner

This dates from de Wint's only trip abroad, to Normandy in 1828.
The church of St Jacques stands on the Place Saint-Jacques, one of the main squares in Normandy town. This view is of the north-east of the church looking south from the Place Saint-Jacques with the transept on the left. The church was built in around 1283 but the building was not finished until the late sixteenth century.

Other Normandy views include `Dieppe Castle from the Beach' in the Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln and views of Dieppe and Rouen were included in the sale of works by de Wint from the Mathew Pryor collection sold at Sotheby's on 4
th July 2002, lots 392-4).