Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas GirtinDover Harbour: Small Boats by the Quay 1795-6

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Artwork details

Artists
Thomas Girtin (1775‑1802)
Title
Dover Harbour: Small Boats by the Quay
Date 1795-6
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 341 x 428 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36624
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 9
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Dover Harbour: Small Boats by the Quay 1795–6
D36624
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 9
Pencil and blue and grey washes on white wove paper, 341 x 428 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVIII – 9’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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 (1878–12–28–165). 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; inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘126’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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