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).
T05143 Newark Castle engr. W.J. Cooke, pub.1833
Line-engraving, vignette, approx. 104 × 89 (4 1/16 × 3 1/2) on India paper laid on wove paper 434 × 276 (17 1/16 × 10 7/8); plate-mark 208 × 156 (8 3/16 × 6 1/8)
Engraved inscriptions: ‘J M W Turner R.A’ below image b.l., ‘W J Cooke.’ below image b.r., ‘Edinburgh 1833, R, Cadell, Moon, Boys & Graves, London’ below image at bottom centre, ‘B late Dixon’ below image lower left
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.504, first published state
Published: Vol.VI, 1833, ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’, title-page vignette. Original watercolour: private collection (Wilton 1979, no.1081).
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996