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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Part of
The Keepsake
Line engraving on paper
Image: 96 × 141 mm
Purchased 1988

Catalogue entry

[from] The Keepsake pub.1828–37 [T04614-T04630; T05105-T05109; complete]

Five line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising five subjects out of a total of seventeen; various papers and sizes
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: Andrew Wilton, Turner Abroad, 1982, Turner in his Time, 1987; Cecilia Powell, Turner in the South, 1987; Eric Shanes, Turner's England: 1810–38, 1990

For details of the series, see introduction to T04614-T04630. The engravers responsible for these subjects were: Edward Goodall (1795–1870), Robert Wallis (1794–1878), William R. Smith (active 1820s–50s), James Tibbits Willmore (1800–63) and William Miller (1796 –1882).

One of the engravings, T05106, is recorded as having belonged to the Revd Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832 –1916), a keen enthusiast of Turner's work and the author of Notes on the Liber Studiorum of J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1885.

T05108 Marly engr. W. Miller

Line-engraving 96 × 141 (3 3/4 × 5 9/16) on wove paper 153 × 217 (6 × 8 9/16); trimmed to plate-mark 152 × 217 (6 × 8 9/16)
Engraved inscriptions: ‘Drawn by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.’ below image b.l., ‘Engraved by Wm. Miller.’ below image b.r., ‘Marly | London, Published by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row.’ below image at centre
Lit: Rawlinson 11 1913, no.327, ? reprint

Probably a reprint of the plate published in The Keepsake, 1832, p.265. Original watercolour: British Museum (Wilton 1979, no.1047). As for T05107, the exact description of this state is not given by Rawlinson. Since the style of the engraved inscriptions is identical to that of T05107, it seems likely that this impression is also one of those reprinted for the Gallery of British Engravings, 1836. Rawlinson confirms that ‘Marly’ was reprinted in the later publication.

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

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