Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

Dover Harbour: The Stern of a Large Ship, and Smaller Vessels

1795–6

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 472 x 608 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36621
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 6

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 (1935–2–19–3). 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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