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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dover Harbour, with the Castle Above 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 93 Recto:
Dover Harbour, with the Castle Above 1845
D35654
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 93
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘93’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXI – 93’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dover Harbour, with the Castle Above 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dover-harbour-with-the-castle-above-r1184069, accessed 23 May 2022.