Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dover Castle from Shakespeare Cliff

c.1822–4

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 257 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17737
Turner Bequest CCII 18

Display caption

This sketchbook, which Turner seems to have used around 1822 in conjunction with a journey along the southern coast of England, contains twenty-two watercolour studies similar to this opening. This subject is a preparatory stage in the design of a watercolour of Dover engraved in May 1826 as the penultimate plate for the 'Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England'.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

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