after Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Rhymer’s Glen


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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 120 x 80 mm
Purchased 1987

Catalogue entry

[from] Scott's Prose Works pub.1834–6 [T04727-T04763; T04961-T04994; complete]

Thirty-four line-engravings by various engravers, comprising thirty-four subjects out of a total of forty; various sizes
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Prov: ...; Waltham Abbey Historical Trust, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: As for T04727-T04763 above

For details of the series see introduction to T04727-T04763. The engravings in this set were all bought unmounted from the Waltham Abbey Historical Trust, along with impressions from Scott's Poetical Works (see introduction to T04947-T04960).

The engravers responsible for the plates in this group were: William Miller (1796–1882), who executed the majority of the plates, John Horsburgh (1791–1869), who produced seven plates in this group, William Richardson (active 1836–77) and Edward Goodall (1795–1870), who each produced one plate.

T04984 The Rhymer's Glen engr. W. Miller, pub.1835

Line-engraving, vignette, approx. 122 × 81 (4 13/16 × 3 3/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 436 × 300 (17 3/16 × 11 13/16); plate-mark 209 × 150 (8 1/4 × 5 7/8)
Inscribed: see below. Engraved inscriptions as for T04972
Lit: As for T04749

For publication details and original watercolour see T04749. Although a later pencil inscription on this impression seems to read ‘The Stud Wharfdale.’, the scene is one in the grounds of Abbotsford, as is explained by the title on the plate as it appeared in the published volume: ‘Rhymer's Glen, Abbotsford | A picturesque walk on his own property which Sir Walter Scott often visited’.

Published in:
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996

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