J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boat Sheds and a Lighthouse, with Shipping ?1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Boat Sheds and a Lighthouse, with Shipping ?1796
D00847
Turner Bequest XXXI E
Pencil and grey wash on white wove paper, laid down on another sheet, 237 x 276 mm
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘XXXI E’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
J.P. Heseltine1 conjectured that the view shown was at Dover, but the subject does not correspond to any of Turner’s known Dover subjects.
The verso of the backing sheet is D40337.
1
MS note, Tate catalogue files.
Technical notes:
The image is disrupted by stains and paint smears.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Boat Sheds and a Lighthouse, with Shipping ?1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-boat-sheds-and-a-lighthouse-with-shipping-r1140059, accessed 23 August 2014.