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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Dover Harbour: The Stern of a Large Ship, and Smaller Vessels 1795-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Dover Harbour: The Stern of a Large Ship, and Smaller Vessels 1795–6
D36621
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 6
Pencil and grey and blue washes on white wove paper, 438 x 565 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVIII – 6’ 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 (1935–2–19–3). For the group of Dover drawings to which the present work belongs (Tate D36616–D36624; Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 1–9), see under D36616.
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dover Harbour: The Stern of a Large Ship, and Smaller Vessels 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-harbour-the-stern-of-a-large-ship-and-r1141310, accessed 19 January 2019.