After Joseph Mallord William TurnerJericho 1836

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Date 1836
MediumLine engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 91 x 138 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
T05156
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Catalogue entry

[from] Finden's 'Landscape Illustrations of the Bible' pub.1834–6 [T05152-T05175; T06653-T06654]

Twenty-four etchings and line-engravings by various engravers, comprising twenty-two subjects out of a total of twenty-six; various papers and sizes; some annotated in pencil or stamped with names of collectors
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Mordechai Omer, Turner and the Bible, exh. cat., Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1979; Mordechai Omer, Turner and the Bible, exh. cat., Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1981

About 1832 Turner received a commission for twenty-six views of biblical scenery to be engraved by the Finden brothers and published by them in conjunction with John Murray. Since Turner and the other artists employed had never visited the Holy Land, they based their designs on sketches taken on the spot by such travellers as the architects Charles Barry and Charles Robert Cockerell, Henry Gally Knight and Sir Robert Kerr Porter. After Turner, the most important artists employed to make the final designs were A.W. Callcott and W.C. Stanfield… (read more)

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