After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Coventry, Warwickshire, engraved by S. Fisher published 1833

Artwork details

Coventry, Warwickshire, engraved by S. Fisher
Date Published 1833
Medium Engraving on paper
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
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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. 

September 2004

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