After Joseph Mallord William TurnerLoch Leven Castle 1836

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Loch Leven Castle
Date 1836
MediumLine engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 83 x 132 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1988
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Catalogue entry

[from] Fisher's 'Illustrations of Scotland and the Waverley Novels' pub.1836–? 7 [T05146-T05147; complete]

Two line-engravings, comprising two subjects out of a total of six; different papers and sizes
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Gerald Finley, Landscapes of Memory: Turner as Illustrator to Scott, 1980

Scott's publisher, Robert Cadell, issued a ‘Magnum’ edition of the Waverley Novels in 1829–33 which proved very popular. Cadell planned to continue his series of publications of Scott's writings illustrated by Turner, which had begun with the Poetical Works (1833–4) and the Prose Works (1834–6), by republishing the novels in thirty volumes, using Turner again as illustrator. Having made plans for the designs with Cadell and the editor, John Gibson Lockhart, Turner embarked on special excursions to France and Scotland in 1834 to collect material for the Waverley project. However, on Turner's return, Cadell did not discuss the proposal further and his apparent unwillingness to proceed with the commission must have disturbed Turner since the loss of such a substantial commission would have been a serious matter… (read more)

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