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Twelve line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising twelve subjects out of a total of twenty-four; various papers and sizes; some stamped with Turner studio blind stamp
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 Poets, exh. cat., Marble Hill House 1975; Gerald Finley, Landscapes of Memory: Turner as Illustrator to Scott, 1980; Turner in Scotland, exh. cat., Aberdeen Art Gallery 1982; Andrew Wilton, Turner in his Time, 1987; John Gage. J.M.W. Turner: 'A Wonderful Range of Mind', 1987
For details of the series see introduction to T04947-T04960. The engravers responsible for the plates in this group were: William Miller (1796–1882), Edward Goodall (1795–1870), Robert Wallis (1794–1878), James Tibbetts Willmore (1800–63) and William John Cooke (1797–1865).
T05137 Kelso engr. R. Wallis
Line-engraving 83 × 147 (3 1/4 × 5 13/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 142 × 206 (5 9/16 × 8 1/8); trimmed within plate-mark
Engraved inscriptions: ‘J.M.W. Turner, R.A.’ below image b.l., ‘R. Wallis.’ below image b.r.
Lit: As for T04948 but engraver's proof
For publication details and original watercolour see T 04948. This trimmed-down print has been mounted on a larger sheet of blank paper bearing a plate-mark, to give the appearance of being a fully intact work.
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996