After Joseph Mallord William TurnerJunction of the Greta and Tees at Rokeby 1819

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Title
Junction of the Greta and Tees at Rokeby
Date 1819
MediumLine engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 183 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
T04452
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Catalogue entry

[from] History of Richmondshire pub.1818–23 [T04439-T04484; complete]

Forty-six line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising all twenty subjects in the series; various papers and sizes, some annotated in pencil with names of collectors
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery (earlier provenance given in individual entries where known)
Lit: David Hill, Turner in Yorkshire, exh. cat., York City Art Gallery 1980; David Hill, In Turner's Footsteps through the Hills and Dales of Northern England, 1984; Eric Shanes, Turner's England 1810–38, 1990

‘Smirke told me’, Farington wrote in his diary for 15 May 1816, ‘that Turner had been engaged to make drawings for a History of Yorkshire: Longman & Co. to be the Publishers: and that he was to have 3000 guineas for his drawings’ (Hill 1984, p.23). A prospectus issued that year announced the publication of ‘A General History of the County of York’ in seven folio volumes… (read more)

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