[from] The Keepsake pub.1828–37 [T04614-T04630; T05105-T05109; complete]
Five line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising five subjects out of a total of seventeen; various papers and sizes
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery (earlier provenance given in individual entries where known)
Lit: Andrew Wilton, Turner Abroad, 1982, Turner in his Time, 1987; Cecilia Powell, Turner in the South, 1987; Eric Shanes, Turner's England: 1810–38, 1990
For details of the series, see introduction to T04614-T04630. The engravers responsible for these subjects were: Edward Goodall (1795–1870), Robert Wallis (1794–1878), William R. Smith (active 1820s–50s), James Tibbits Willmore (1800–63) and William Miller (1796 –1882).
One of the engravings, T05106, is recorded as having belonged to the Revd Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832 –1916), a keen enthusiast of Turner's work and the author of Notes on the Liber Studiorum of J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1885.
T05105 Florence engr. E. Goodall, pub.1836
Line-engraving 87 × 132 (3 7/16 × 5 3/16) on wove paper 152 × 217 (6 × 8 9/16); trimmed along plate-mark 152 × 217 (6 × 8 9/16)
Inscribed in pencil in unidentified hand on back ‘Heath's Gallery’. Engraved inscriptions: ‘Painted by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.’ below image b.l., ‘Engraved by Edward Goodall.’ below image b.r., ‘Florence. | London, Published by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row.’ below image at centre
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.319, reprint
Published in Heath's Gallery of British Engravings, 1836, this is a reprint of the plate first published in The Keepsake, 1828, p.265. Original watercolour: private collection (Wilton 1979, no.726; Powell 1987, pp.126–7). The print is stuck down on a larger piece of wove paper which bears the watermark: '[...]USBRIDGE & C[...]'.
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996