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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).
T05142 Melrose engr. W. Miller, pub.1833
Line-engraving 87 × 137 (3 7/16 × 5 3/8) on India paper laid on wove paper 283 × 418 (11 1/8 × 16 7/16); plate-mark 151 × 207 (5 15/16 × 8 1/8)
Engraved inscriptions: ‘J.M,W, Turner, R.A’ below image b.l., ‘W. Miller’ below image b.r., ‘Edinburgh 1833 R, Cadell, Moon, Boys & Graves, London’ below image at bottom centre
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.503, first published state
Published: Vol.VI, 1833, ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’, frontispiece. Original watercolour: National Gallery of Scotland (Wilton 1979, no.1080).
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996