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Print made by William Miller, 1796–1882
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851

Modern Italy

Materials & Techniques:
Etching and line engraving, with graphite and scraping out; engraver's proof (a) on thick, sightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 22 × 27 7/8 inches (55.9 × 70.8 cm), Chine collé: 21 3/8 × 27 1/8 inches (54.3 × 68.9 cm), Image: 17 × 23 7/8 inches (43.2 × 60.6 cm)

Inscribed by Turner in graphite, lower left: "Make this into | a Bird's nest with Eggs"; lower left: "You will see I have lowered the White Clouds | and all the paper by Hor. lines If the chalked sky | cannot be done I must advise the darkening of the left hand upper corner and gradually down | to get more gradation in the whole Sky - The whole of the paper excepting the Smoke and Road | of the Campagna I have done by Dots and divided most of the light forms | into 2 or more, and make it all more flat which gives more value to your front and middle work"; lower center: "Sky | From Mountains, Whole paper"; lower right: "Refer to the first proof for the broken bough"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cityscape | landscape | landscape (representation)
Associated Places:
Italy | Tivoli
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IIIF Manifest:

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Translations - Turner and Printmaking (Yale Center for British Art, 1993-09-29 - 1993-12-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Eric M. Lee, Translations : Turner and printmaking, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1993, pp. 8, 46-7, no. 194, NJ18 .T85 L44 1993 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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