35.6 x 28 cm art print featuring Old Dover Harbour by Joseph Mallord William Turner from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. This print comes delivered rolled in a cardboard tube.
The busy fishing and naval fleets based at Dover were a popular subject with artists. The port was also the point of departure for Europe. Turner was interested in shipping from childhood and visited Dover in 1793. As with other early drawings, this view may be based on sketches by the amateur artist John Henderson (1764–1833). The distinctive pencil under-drawing suggests this may be a work produced in collaboration with Turner’s friend Thomas Girtin.
Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic painter, printmaker, and watercolourist. Turner's detailed, expansive, and atmospheric artwork celebrates the diversity and emotive power of nature and transformed the art of landscape painting in Britain. He was born in Covent Garden, the son of a barber, and exhibited his earliest sketches in his father's shop before studying at the Royal Academy Schools. Turner then became the youngest ever full member of the Royal Academy in 1802.