[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.
T04977 The Simplon engr. W. Miller, pub.1834
Line-engraving, vignette, approx. 113 × 80 (4 7/16 × 3 1/8) on India paper laid on wove paper 436 × 301 (17 3/16 × 11 13/16); plate-mark 210 × 152 (8 1/4 × 6)
Inscribed in pencil in unidentified hand b.r. of sheet ‘The Doverda pass “Simplon”’. Engraved inscriptions: ‘J.M W Turner R.A’ below image b.l., ‘W Miller’ below image b.r.; publication line as on T04975
Lit: As for T04743 but first published state
For publication details and original watercolour see T04743.
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996