after Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Vale of Ashburnham, from ‘Views in Sussex’


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 187 × 282 mm
Purchased 1988

Catalogue entry

T05078 The Vale of Ashburnham, from ‘Views in Sussex’ engr. W.B. Cooke, pub.1819

Line engraving 188 × 282 (7 5/8 × 11 1/8) on India paper laid on wove paper 358 × 531 (14 1/16 × 20 7/8); plate-mark 252 × 329 (9 15/16 × 12 15/16); watermark ‘J WHATMAN | 18[?0]7’
Engraved inscriptions: ‘DRAWN BY I.M.W. TURNER, R.A.’ below image b.l., ‘ENGRAVED BY W.B. COOKE.’ below image b.r., ‘THE VALE OF ASHBURNHAM. | London, Published March 1, 1819, by John Murray, Albermarle Street, and W.B. Cooke, 13, Judd Place East, New Road.’ below image at centre, 'Proof lower right
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988

Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery

Lit: Rawlinson I 1908, no.131, second published state

Published in Views of Sussex, part 1, pl.4. Original water-colour: British Museum (Wilton 1979, no.425; E. Shanes, Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts, 1981, no.11, repr. in col.). Rawlinson draws attention to the strongly bitten etching in the foreground of this plate, which gives it force and accent. However, he fails to mention that impressions in the second state were printed on India paper. For a fuller discussion of Views in Sussex, see under T04428-T04438.

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


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