After Joseph Mallord William TurnerFolkestone 1830

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Title
Folkestone
Date 1830
MediumMezzotint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 210 x 309 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
T05197
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Catalogue entry

T05197 Folkestone, ? for ‘Marine Views’ engr. T. Lupton, pub.1879

Mezzotint printed in brown ink 210 × 308 (8 1/4 × 12 1/8) on India paper laid on wove paper 429 × 515 (16 7/8 × 20 1/4); plate-mark 267 × 354 (10 1/2 × 13 15/16)
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.G. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.798; Herrmann 1990, p.162

Rawlinson listed this print under ‘Single Sundry Mezzotints’, and suggested a date of c.1830. However, Wilton has catalogued the preliminary watercolour (Wilton 1979, no.509, private collection, UK; repr. E. Shanes, Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts, 1981, no.116) amongst those possibly intended for the series Marine Views (see under T04820); and more recently Herrmann has stated categorically that the print was indeed intended for the series, presumably being abandoned at the time of the quarrel between Turner and Cooke (Herrmann 1990, p.162; in which case the print would be most likely to date from c. 1826–7 rather than 1830)… (read more)

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