after Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Thames at Mortlake


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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 60 x 80 mm
Purchased 1986

Catalogue entry

T04788 The Thames at Mortlake, from ‘The Book of Gems’ engr. W.J. Cooke

Line-engraving 60 × 80 (2 3/8 × 3 1/8) on India paper laid on wove paper 435 × 296 (17 1/8 × 11 5/8); plate-mark 228 × 152 (8 15/16 × 6)
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Engraved inscriptions: ‘Cooke’ below image b.r; Turner studio blind stamp b.r. of image
Prov: Artist's sale, Christie's 23–5 April 1873; ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: As for T04787, but engraver's proof (c)

Publication details and original painting as for T04787. Although an inscription in pencil describes this proof as ‘e.p.a. [engraver's proof (a)] or before’, the faint engraved inscription seems to be that for the last engraver's proof listed in Rawlinson and the plate appears to be complete, with clouds added to the sky.

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

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