Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dover Castle and Cliffs

c.1816–18

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10363
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 18 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued to include Dover Castle on folio 19 (D10364). The view is from the cliffs, looking out to sea. Dover is the most easterly place marked on the sketch map of the South Coast inside the back cover (D40834).

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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