after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Barnard Castle


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 87 × 120 mm
Purchased 1988

Catalogue entry

T05113 Barnard Castle, from ‘The Talisman’ engr. J.T. Willmore, pub.1831

Line-engraving 87 × 120 (3 7/16 × 4 3/4) on wove paper 93 × 128 (3 5/8 × 5 1/16); trimmed within plate-mark
Engraved inscriptions: ‘Dessiné par Turner.’ below image b.l., ‘Gravé par Willemore.’ below image b.r.
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: As for T05112
Lit: As for T05112 but a later state with engraved inscriptions in French

Rawlinson remarks that, as he had not seen a copy of The Talisman, he was unable to describe the published states of ‘Barnard Castle’: ‘It appears to have been frequently reprinted. Some impressions have “Keepsake Français,” and Pub. line, “Whitaker, London, 1831, and Giraldon, Bovinet, Paris.” Others have “Château Barnard” and art. names in French; others again have no Title.’ Although the latter description appears to refer to this impression - inscribed with the artists' names in French but without the title - until further information can be discovered about the plate's publication, the exact state of this impression cannot be ascertained.

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

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