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

Modern Italy

Date:
1842
Medium:
Etching and line engraving, with graphite and scraping out; engraver's proof (a) on thick, sightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 22 × 27 7/8 inches (55.9 × 70.8 cm), Chine collé: 21 3/8 × 27 1/8 inches (54.3 × 68.9 cm), and Image: 17 × 23 7/8 inches (43.2 × 60.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.8050
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cityscape | landscape | landscape (representation)
Associated Places:
Italy | Tivoli
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26018
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