After Joseph Mallord William Turner The Grand Canal, Venice, engraved by W. Miller published 1838

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Title
The Grand Canal, Venice, engraved by W. Miller
Date Published 1838
Medium Line engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 379 x 582 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1990
Reference
T05787
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Throughout his life, Turner was quick to seize the possibilities of reproductive print publishing to gain the widest possible audience for his work. Generally the prints after his designs were based on specially prepared watercolours. But by the 1830s he began to collaborate on large scale prints after some of his paintings.

 

It was also during the 1830s that Venice became a popular subject. The painting of this Venetian scene was first exhibited in 1835. The printed version was available just over two years later, a remarkable feat for such intensive creative work.

 

September 2004

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