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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Dover Harbour, with a Ship being Overhauled 1795-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Dover Harbour, with a Ship being Overhauled 1795–6
D36618
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 3
Pencil and blue and grey wash on white wove paper, 345 x 430 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVIII – 3’ 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. For the group of Dover drawings to which this belongs (Tate D36616–D36624; Turner Bequest CCCLXXVIII 1–9), see under D36616.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘1 Loan Colln. (136)’; and in another hand ‘125’; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dover Harbour, with a Ship being Overhauled 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-with-a-ship-being-overhauled-r1141307, accessed 04 December 2020.