Joseph Mallord William Turner
Bridge and Monument c.1825

Artwork details

Bridge and Monument
Date c.1825
Medium Mezzotint on paper
Dimensions Image: 151 x 212 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1987
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Few impressions were taken from the 'Little Liber' plates during Turner's lifetime, and these are now very rare. The plates themselves, however, remained in Turner's studio until they were sold after his death. They were subsequently used to make a number of prints during the second half of the nineteenth century, but by then their surfaces had eroded and the later impressions often suffer from the type of blemishes seen on the example shown here.

August 2004

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