after Joseph Mallord William Turner



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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 83 × 144 mm
Purchased 1988

Catalogue entry

[from] Scott's ‘Poetical Works’ pub.1833–4 [T04947-T04960; T05134-T05145; complete]

Twelve line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising twelve subjects out of a total of twenty-four; various papers and sizes; some stamped with Turner studio blind stamp
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: Mordechai Omer, Turner and the Poets, exh. cat., Marble Hill House 1975; Gerald Finley, Landscapes of Memory: Turner as Illustrator to Scott, 1980; Turner in Scotland, exh. cat., Aberdeen Art Gallery 1982; Andrew Wilton, Turner in his Time, 1987; John Gage. J.M.W. Turner: 'A Wonderful Range of Mind', 1987

For details of the series see introduction to T04947-T04960. The engravers responsible for the plates in this group were: William Miller (1796–1882), Edward Goodall (1795–1870), Robert Wallis (1794–1878), James Tibbetts Willmore (1800–63) and William John Cooke (1797–1865).

T05145 Berwick-upon-Tweed engr. W. Miller, pub.1833

Line-engraving 83 × 144 (3 1/4 × 5 11/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 275 × 420 (10 13/16 × 16 1/2); plate-mark 151 × 208 (8 1/4 × 8 3/16)
Engraved inscriptions: ‘J.M,W, Turner, R,A.’ below image b.l., ‘W, Miller’, below image b.r., ‘Edinburgh. Robert Cadell, Moon, Boys & Graves, London.’ below image at bottom centre, ‘B. late Dixon,’ below image b.l.
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.515, first published state

Published: Vol.XII, 1834, ‘Dramas’, frontispiece. Original watercolour: private collection, USA (Wilton 1979, no.1092).

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

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