After Joseph Mallord William TurnerTotnes, on the River Dart, engraved by C. Turner 1825

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Totnes, on the River Dart, engraved by C. Turner
Date 1825
MediumMezzotint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 162 x 227 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1986
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Catalogue entry

[from] The Rivers of England (‘River Scenery’) pub.1823–7 [T04790-T04819; complete]

Thirty mezzotints, some over soft-ground etching, by various engravers and in various states, comprising sixteen subjects out of a total of seventeen after Turner for this series (see After William Collins and After Thomas Girtin for five other plates for this series); various papers and sizes
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Eric Shanes, Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts, 1981, Turner's England 1810–38, 1990; Ian
Warrell, Turner: The Fourth Decade: Watercolours 1820–1830, exh. cat., Tate Gallery 1991

The Rivers of England seems to have been planned by William Bernard Cooke in the early 1820s as a sequel in mezzotint to Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England (still in the course of publication at this date, see T04370-T04427 above); for on the wrappers to the early part numbers it advertised itself as ‘a series of picturesque delineations of the interior of the country, while the former [i.e… (read more)

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