after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley, Worcestershire


Not on display

After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Support: 439 × 613 mm
image: 163 × 239 mm
Purchased 1988

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This print comes from Turner’s series, Picturesque Views in England and Wales. Here, however, rather than focusing on the conventionally ‘picturesque’ subjects of castles, abbeys or ruins, he puts industrial activity firmly in the foreground. Dudley’s convenient location at the heart England, in an area rich in raw materials, had helped its transformation into a busy industrial centre. But as so often with Turner’s landscapes there is still a pointed reminder of the past, in form of the ruined castle on the hill in the background.

Gallery label, August 2004

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Catalogue entry

[from] Picturesque Views in England and Wales pub.1827–38 [T04503-T04612; T05081-T05104; T05873; complete]

Twenty-four line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising twenty-four subjects out of a total of ninety-six (see also T04503-T04612 above); various papers and sizes; some annotated in pencil with initials of unidentified collector ‘FHB’
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery (earlier provenance given in individual entries where known)
Lit: As for T04503-T04612

For the publishing history of this series, see under T04503-T04612.

T05097 Dudley, Worcestershire engr. R. Wallis, pub.1835

Line-engraving 163 × 239 (6 7/16 × 9 3/8) on India paper laid on wove paper 440 × 612 (17 5/16 × 24 1/8); plate-mark 252 × 303 (9 7/8 × 11 15/16)
Prov: As for T05083
Exh: Tate Gallery 1989–90 (22, repr.)
Lit: Rawlinson I 1908, no.282, first published state

Published in part XIX, no.2. Original watercolour: Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight (Shanes 1979, no.66, repr. in col.; Wilton 1979, no.858).

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

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