After Joseph Mallord William TurnerVirginia Water No. 2 1830

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Virginia Water No. 2
Date 1830
MediumLine engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 92 x 138 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1986
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Catalogue entry

[from] The Keepsake pub.1828–37 [T04614-T04630; T05105-T05109; complete]

Seventeen line-engravings, one touched with pencil (T04617), in various states, comprising twelve subjects out of a total of seventeen; various papers and sizes; most annotated in pencil with the name of the collector Sir Henry Theobald (See also T05105-T05109)
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery (earlier provenance given in individual entries where known)
Lit: Cecilia Powell, Turner in the South, 1987; Eric Shanes, Turner's England: 1810–38, 1990

For more than a decade, after 1826, much of Turner's work for the engravers was concerned with the production of designs for small annuals, a form of ‘pocket’ literature primarily intended for the Christmas market and very much in vogue at this time… (read more)

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