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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dover: The Inner Harbour; a Ship with Sails Set ?1793

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Dover: The Inner Harbour; a Ship with Sails Set ?1793
D00165
Turner Bequest XVI C
Pencil on white wove paper; 189 x 250 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘VC’, ‘X’ and [?‘G’ or ‘6’] within the drawing
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVI.C’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVI C’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is a slight sketch of a ship with sails set above the main view. A copy of this subject in pencil and watercolour, probably by John Henderson (1764–1843), is in a UK private collection.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘6’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dover: The Inner Harbour; a Ship with Sails Set ?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-the-inner-harbour-a-ship-with-sails-set-r1140230, accessed 29 July 2014.