After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Donnington Castle, engraved by W. and L. Byrne published 1805

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Donnington Castle, engraved by W. and L. Byrne
Date Published 1805
Medium Engraving on paper
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
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This is the only print of the seven that Turner designed for Britannia Depicta where the credit line for the engraving reads 'W and L Byrne', acknowledging the contribution of William Byrne's daughter, Letitia. She was a painter and engraver
in her own right although she often collaborated with her father, as on three of the prints in this series. The remaining two plates on which she assisted were published after William Byrne's death
and it has been suggested that her contribution was not revealed so the plates could stand as a memorial to him.


August 2004

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