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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; earliest engraver's proof on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 18 3/8 × 25 1/8 inches (46.7 × 63.8 cm) and Image: 17 × 23 7/8 inches (43.2 × 60.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "R.658. Earliest E.P."; lower left: "R.658. | No.1. | EP"; inscribed on verso in brown ink, upper left:"ep"; in graphite, upper left: "2"; lower left: "From C. Stokes Collection | Lot 270 at sothebys 12.2.1917 | per Brall"; lower left: "also A. Wallis"; lower center: "Probably given by Turner to Stokes. | This is the proof refered to in | <Sep> letter to Miller, dated 22 Oct. 1841, in Thornbury p. 170 | 'The figure in front would be better with the white cloth over the face done by one line only' and | perhaps a child wrapped up in swadding clothes before her would increase the interest | of the whole...etc." lower right: "..."

Lettered below image: "Painted by J.M.W. Turner R. A. | Engraved by William Miller 1842"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8052
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
landscape
Associated Places:
Italy
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26021
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