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Creator:
Print made by William Miller, 1796–1882, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Part Of:

Collective Title: Cooke's Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England

Date:
1825
Medium:
Etching and line engraving; engraver's proof touched on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper with chine-collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 × 17 1/4 inches (29.8 × 43.8 cm), Plate: 9 × 12 inches (22.9 × 30.5 cm), Chine collé: 8 7/8 × 11 3/4 inches (22.5 × 29.8 cm), and Image: 6 1/4 × 9 1/4 inches (15.9 × 23.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, starting lower left and moving along edge of sheet: "[...] in the sky rather too dark | [...] | a little more engraving [...] lifted [...] | [...] give together [...] striving | The buoy was lightened and obviously [...] that it looks like from grating with [...] [...] is the [...] far from [...] [...] or known little [...] | Black ocean [...] dark to make [...] sails the [...] vertical [...] [...] | [...] [...] [...] shorter on the waves."; inscribed on verso in black ink, center: "Edinburgh | Drummond Street | Engraver | WM Miller | 102; lower center: "WM Miller Drummond Street | Engraver | Edinburgh."

Blind embosesd: "W.G.R."; postmarked on verso in red ink [...] W 21 E 1826; postmarked in black ink: "JA F 19 1826"

Lettered below image: "Drawn by J.M.W. Turner R.A. | Etched by William Miller 1825 | Portsmouth Hampshire."

Signed in graphite, lower left: "JMW Turner"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6679
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bay (body of water) | cathedral | cityscape | harbor | marine art | tower (single built work)
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Hampshire | Portsmouth | Portsmouth Cathedral | Portsmouth Harbor | Square Tower | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:16003
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