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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Dover: The Castle and Pier from the Harbour 1793

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Dover: The Castle and Pier from the Harbour 1793
D00163
Turner Bequest XVI A
Pencil on white wove paper, 182 x 255 mm
Stamped in black ‘XVI A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A copy of this accomplished drawing in pencil and watercolour, probably by John Henderson (1764–1843), is in the British Museum, London (Henderson Bequest 1878–12–28–45).1 See Tate D00172 (Turner Bequest XVI J).
1
See also discussion in Finberg 1909, I, p.20.
Verso:
A slight sketch of the timbers of the pier; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘13 | a’. The sheet was formerly mounted solid; this slight sketch was revealed on lifting.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dover: The Castle and Pier from the Harbour 1793 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dover-the-castle-and-pier-from-the-harbour-r1140228, accessed 21 May 2019.