Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Dover Harbour: Shipping, with the Castle Beyond 1795–6

Artwork details

Artist
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Title
Dover Harbour: Shipping, with the Castle Beyond
Date 1795–6
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 476 x 608 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36622
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 7
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Catalogue entry

Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26 June 1833 (probably in 118, as one of nine ‘Views at Dover, &c., blue and grey’ by Turner)
Bought by ‘Churchill’, probably on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a pencil drawing by John Henderson(1764–1843), now in the British Museum, London (1935–2–19–4). For the group of Dover drawings to which the present work belongs (Tate D36616–D36624; Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 1–9), see under D36616.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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