after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Winander-mere, Westmorland, engraved by J.T. Willmore


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Engraving on paper
Image: 167 × 246 mm
Purchased 1988

Display caption

Turner visited Lake Windermere ('Winandermere' was the name used
for the lake in the eighteenth century)
on his tour of the Lake District in 1797.
He used studies from the sketchbook
of that tour in creating this image although much of the real topographical detail is ignored. Lake Winandermere shows Turner idealising the landscape according to his artistic requirements.
The distant mountains are enlarged beyond their real scale which together with the magnificent sunset lends
a rather Alpine look to the scene.

Gallery label, September 2004

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Catalogue entry

[from] Picturesque Views in England and Wales pub.1827–38 [T04503-T04612; T05081-T05104; T05873; complete]

Twenty-four line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising twenty-four subjects out of a total of ninety-six (see also T04503-T04612 above); various papers and sizes; some annotated in pencil with initials of unidentified collector ‘FHB’
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: As for T04503-T04612

For the publishing history of this series, see under T04503-T04612.

T05102 Winander-mere, Westmoreland engr. J.T. Willmore, pub.1837

Line-engraving 166 × 246 (6 9/16 × 9 11/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 434 × 595 (17 1/16 × 23 7/16); plate-mark 243 × 320 (9 9/16 × 12 5/8); Turner studio blind stamp
Prov: As for T05083
Lit: Rawlinson I 1908, no.298, first published state

Published in part XXIII, no.2. Original watercolour: City Art Gallery, Manchester (Shanes 1979, no.82, repr. in col.; Wilton 1979, no.874).

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


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