after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coventry, Warwickshire, engraved by S. Fisher

published 1833

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06105

Display caption

Like many of Turner’s views of Britain, this scene contrasts the modern and the historic. The smoking factory tower, on the far left, is compared and contrasted with the spires of the old churches in the town itself. The pastoral landscape in the foreground adds a further contrast: that between the country and the city. This print was from the series Picturesque views of England and Wales. 

Gallery label, September 2004

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