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- After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
- Line engraving on paper
- Image: 397 x 595 mm
- Purchased 1988
T05193 The Approach to Venice engr. R. Wallis
Line-engraving 397 × 595 (15 5/8 × 23 7/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 644 × 822 (25 3/8 × 32 3/8); plate-mark 583 × 731 (22 15/16 × 28 3/4); Print Sellers' Association stamp below image b.l.
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: W.G. Rawlinson II 1913, no.679, engraver's proof (b); Lyles and Perkins 1989, p.79; Herrmann 1990, p.243
Engraver's proof of plate published singly 1859. Original oil painting: National Gallery of Art, Washington (Butlin and Joll 1984, no.412). This engraver's proof is stamped with the Printsellers' Association stamp, although Rawlinson does not mention the appearance of the stamps until the Remarque Proofs; they continued to appear until the fourth published state. For further information on the Printsellers' Association and the engraver see T05191.
The plate was published in London by Henry Graves who issued several of the large steel plates executed after Turner's death. It was reprinted in about 1894 by the Royal Institute of Painters Art Union.
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996