after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Teignmouth

1815

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Intaglio print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 153 x 226 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1988
Reference
T05382

Display caption

Turner was meticulous in his monitoring
of the quality of prints after his work.
His precise instructions in the margins
of this proof read:

 

The tone of the church requires a little more solidity about the upper part, but take care of blackness. One of the figures standing on the shore in the middle distance is too much a Falstaff, the other Master Slender. Make the sun, if you
can, more visible as to disk [thus] at the uppermost side, and the plate will do.
The boat's foremast has no bottom to
it, burnish one in and make a shadow.

 

Gallery label, September 2004

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