after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Flint Castle, North Wales, engraved by James Harfield Kernot

published 1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 165 × 236 mm
Purchased 1991

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Flint Castle stands on the estuary
of the River Dee, North Wales. In the
1790s Turner made three sketching trips to North Wales. He visited the castle
on all three occasions and used it as
a subject for several later watercolours. The watercolour for this engraving demonstrates Turner's technical and visual mastery. J H Kernot, the engraver
of this design, has wonderfully translated the watery morning sunlight and
the brilliant reflection of the sun
on calm water.

Gallery label, August 2004

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