[from] Turner's Annual Tour, 1834: Wanderings by the Seine pub.1834 [T04698-T04707; complete]
Ten line-engravings by various engravers, comprising ten subjects out of a total of twenty; various sizes; all bearing Turner studio blind stamp
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: Artist's sale, Christie's 23–5 April 1873; ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Leitch Ritchie, Turner's Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Seine, 1834; The Rivers of France, 1837 (reprinted with an introduction by Eric Shanes, 1990); Leitch Ritchie, Liber Fluviorum: With a Biographical Sketch by Alaric A. Watts, 1853; M.B. Huish, The Seine and the Loire, 1895; Turner en France, exh. cat., Centre culturel du Marais, Paris 1981
For a discussion of this project, see under T04678-T04697 above. The engravers responsible for the plates in this group were: James Baylis Allen (1803–76), Robert Wallis (1794–1878), Robert Brandard (1805–62), Thomas Jeavons (c. 1800–67), James Tibbetts Willmore (1800–63), William Miller (1796–1882) and John Cousen (1804–80).
T04698 Havre engr. J.B. Allen, pub.1834
Line-engraving 98 × 139 (3 7/8 × 5 1/2) on India paper laid on wove paper 300 × 435 (11 13/16 × 17 1/8); plate-mark 151 × 229 (5 15/16 × 9)
Engraved inscriptions: ‘Drawn by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.’ below image b.l., ‘Engraved by James B. Allen.’ below image b.r.
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.454, first published state
Published: p.4. Original watercolour: Tate Gallery, TB CCLIX 133 (Wilton 1979, no.952).
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996