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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Dover: A Boat on the Shore near Shakespeare's Cliff 1795-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Dover: A Boat on the Shore near Shakespeare’s Cliff 1795–6
D36619
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 4
Pencil and blue and grey wash on white wove paper, 469 x 587 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVIII – 4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26 June 1833 (probably in 118, as one of nine ‘Views at Dover, &c., blue and grey’ by Turner)
Bought by ‘Churchill’, probably on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a pencil drawing by John Henderson (1764–1843), now in the British Museum, London (1935–2–19–1). For the group of Dover drawings to which the present work belongs (Tate D36616–D36624; Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 1–9), see under D36616.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dover: A Boat on the Shore near Shakespeare’s Cliff 1795–6 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, 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-thomas-girtin-dover-a-boat-on-the-shore-near-shakespeares-r1141308, accessed 25 August 2019.