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Creator:
Carrick, Robert, 1829-1904, lithographer.
Title(s):

The blue lights / by R. Carrick, after J.M.W. Turner ... shewing the progress of the printing.

Published/Created:
London : Published by Day & Son [1853?]
Physical Description:
27 color plates : chromolithography ; 62 x 87 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C N 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Title from leather label on front cover.
The final print was first published in 1852; it was based on Turner's Rockets and blue lights (close at hand) to warn steam-boats of shoal-water. The painting was included in the exhibition: "Turner: the Late Seascapes" (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 14 June-7 September 2003; Manchester Art Gallery, 31 October 2003-25 January 2004).
The YCBA copy may be unique. The plates consist of a series of progressive impressions showing the build-up of the chromolithograph in 27 stages. In each pair of plates is shown an impression of the single-color stone and the cumulative result (of the colors used so far), concluding with the finished print.
Form/Genre:
Chromolithographs -- 1853.
Lithographs -- 1853.
Contributors:
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851.
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851. Rockets and blue lights (close at hand) to warn steam-boats of shoal-water.
Day & Son, publisher.
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