after Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Sea! The Sea!


Not on display

After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Part of
The Keepsake
Line engraving on paper
Image: 125 × 96 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.

T05109 The Sea! The Sea! engr. J.T. Willmore

Line-engraving, vignette, approx. 125 × 96 (4 15/16 × 3 3/4) on India paper laid on wove paper 437 × 294 (17 3/16 × 11 9/16); plate-mark 213 × 150 (8 3/8 × 5 7/8)
Lit: Rawlinson II 1913, no.335, engraver's proof

Engraver's proof of plate published in The Keepsake, 1837, p.59. Original watercolour: private collection (Wilton 1979, no.1303). The plate accompanied a short story by Lord Nugent.

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

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