Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boat Sheds and a Lighthouse, with Shipping

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 237 x 276 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00847
Turner Bequest XXXI E

Catalogue entry

J.P. Heseltine1 conjectured that the view shown was at Dover, but the subject does not correspond to any of Turner’s known Dover subjects.
The verso of the backing sheet is D40337.
1
MS note, Tate catalogue files.
Technical notes:
The image is disrupted by stains and paint smears.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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