After Joseph Mallord William TurnerPortsmouth 1828

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Date 1828
MediumMezzotint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 160 x 240 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1986
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Catalogue entry

[from] The Ports of England pub.1826–8 (republished as ‘The Harbours of England’, 1856) [T04822-T04837; complete]

One etching and sixteen mezzotints, in various states, comprising ten subjects out of a total of thirteen; various papers and sizes
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: J. Ruskin, The Harbours of England, 1856; other literature as for T04790-T04819

‘It appears somewhat extraordinary’, reads the prospectus for The Ports of England which appeared in May 1826, ‘that in a maritime nation like England, immeasurably indebted to her naval achievements for opulence and glory, that a subject so deeply interesting and so intimately connected with her general history as a series of views illustrative of her several Sea Ports and Harbours, should have been to this period neglected’… (read more)

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