Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Vessels off Coast of Dover

1821

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18526
Turner Bequest CCXI 1 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch of shipping off the coast across the lower half of the page has been identified as a view of Dover with the castle, indicating that Turner returned from his French tour in 1821 via Calais to Dover;1 compare to Tate D18154 (Turner Bequest CCVIII U). There is a more distant view of the English coast above, and two boxed-off sketches of shipping at the top of the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

1
Warrell 1999, pp.20, 252 note 29. His outward journey was between Brighton and Dieppe.

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