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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dover: Shipping at a Wharf ?1793

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Dover: Shipping at a Wharf ?1793
D00164
Turner Bequest XVI B
Pencil on white wove paper 256 x 185 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVI.B’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVI B’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is presumably one of the series of drawings of views at Dover, but the place is not firmly identifiable. A copy of this subject in pencil and watercolour, probably by John Henderson (1764–1843), is in a private collection.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand: ‘13 | b |a’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dover: Shipping at a Wharf ?1793 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-dover-shipping-at-a-wharf-r1140229, accessed 21 December 2014.