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Creator:
Print made by James T. Willmore, 1800–1863, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Mercury and Argus
Date:
1841
Medium:
Etching and line engraving, second state on thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper with cream chine-collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 29 1/2 × 22 3/4 inches (74.9 × 57.8 cm), Plate: 27 1/4 × 19 3/8 inches (69.2 × 49.2 cm), Chine collé: 26 7/8 × 18 5/8 inches (68.3 × 47.3 cm), and Image: 20 5/8 × 15 1/4 inches (52.4 × 38.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "R.650"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "933/55 | 21/38"

Lettered below image: "Painted by J.M.W. Turner, R.A. | Engraved by J. T. Willmore. | London, Published Nov 1, 1841, By F. G. Moon, Printseller by Special Appointment to Her Majesty, & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 20, Threadneedle Street. | MERCURY AND ARGUS. | To the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, Bart, M.P. | This Engraving from the Original picture Painted by J. M. W. Turner, Esqr. R. A. | Is with permission most respectfully dedicated by his very Obliged and humble Servant, Fras. Grahm. Moon."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8035
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architecture | bridge | cliff | landscape | livestock | reflection | religious and mythological subject | sun | trees | water | waterfall
Associated People:
Argus
Mercury
Access:
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Turner et la couleur, Editions Hazan, Paris, 2016, pp. 109, 111, no. 87, NJ18 .T85 A12 2016 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25954
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