Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dover Harbour, with the Castle Above

1845

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35654
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 93

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the drawing continues across folio 92 verso opposite (D35653). . Dover Castle is seen to the north on cliffs above the harbour; compare the 1822 watercolour Dover Castle from the Sea (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).1
For other views of Dover on adjacent pages, see under folio 20 verso (D35523).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.357 no.505, reproduced.

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