Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dover: The Castle and Pier from the Harbour

1793

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Part of
Dover
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 182 x 255 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00163
Turner Bequest XVI A

Catalogue entry

A copy of this accomplished drawing in pencil and watercolour, probably by John Henderson (1764–1843), is in the British Museum, London (Henderson Bequest 1878–12–28–45).1 See Tate D00172 (Turner Bequest XVI J).
1
See also discussion in Finberg 1909, I, p.20.
Verso:
A slight sketch of the timbers of the pier; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘13 | a’. The sheet was formerly mounted solid; this slight sketch was revealed on lifting.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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