T05080 The Temple of Jupiter Panhellenius in the Island of Aegina engr. John Pye
Line-engraving 383 × 580 (15 1/16 × 22 13/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 584 × 805 (23 × 31 3/4); plate mark 522 × 675 (20 9/16 × 26 1/2)
Engraved inscriptions: ‘J,M,W, Turner R,A,’ below image b.l., ‘John Pye London 1827’ below image b.r.
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Rawlinson I 1908, no.208, engraver's proof (d); John Gage, J.M.W. Turner: 'A Wonderful Range of Mind', 1987, p.208, fig.288 (detail); Lyles and Perkins 1989, p.79; Herrmann 1990, p.142, pl.117
Engraver's proof of print published as a single plate, 1828. Original oil painting: private collection, New York (Butlin and Joll 1984, no.133; Gage 1987, p.54, fig.61). Pye was assisted in the execution of the preliminary etching for this plate by Samuel Middiman (1750–1831), whose name is inscribed on the earliest engraver's proof (a), dated 1824, and on the second published state, which is inscribed with a dedication to the Lord High Chancellor, John Singleton, Baron Lyndhurst. The plate was first published on 1 January 1828 by Moon, Boys and Graves in London and in Paris by Pieri Benard.
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996