after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Johnnie Armstrong’s Tower


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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 107 × 89 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).

T05136 Johnnie Armstrong's Tower engr. E. Goodall, pub.1833

Line-engraving, vignette, approx. 104 × 87 (4 1/16 × 3 7/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 437 × 289 (17 3/16 × 11 3/8); plate-mark 208 × 151 (8 3/16 × 5 15/16)
Engraved inscriptions as for T05135, but with ‘Turner R A
Exh: Tate Gallery 1989–90 (72, repr.)
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.496, first published state

Published: Vol.II, 1833, ‘Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border’, title-page vignette. Original watercolour: Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio (Wilton 1979, no.1073).

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

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