View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
- Intaglio print on paper
- Image: 153 x 226 mm
- Purchased 1988
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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