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Etched by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851
Engraved by J. C. Easling, fl.1788–1815
Center engraved by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851


Additional Title(s):

Tyre and the Rape of Europa

Part Of:

Collective Title: Liber Studiorum

Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink First published state on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 17 5/8 inches (29.2 × 44.8 cm), Plate: 8 1/2 × 11 5/8 inches (21.6 × 29.5 cm), Image: 7 3/8 × 10 1/2 inches (18.7 × 26.7 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "2 | 10"; lower left: "1.I"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "Cotswold Gallery 1924. ex G. E. Blood"

Watermark: "J Whatman | 1810"; Blind-stamp of Turner sale (Lugt 1498); blind-stamp of G.E. Blood (Lugt 265c)

Lettered above image: "This FRONTISPIECE to"; inside image, upper center: "LIBER STUDIORUM'"; center left: "Engraved by Wm. Annis | G. Clint | I.C. Easling | R. Dunkarton | H. Daw | T. Hodgetts | S.W. Reynolds | W. Say | C. Turner | J.M.W. Turner" below image: "Drawing Etched and the Centre Engraved by I.M.W. Turner Esqr. R.A.P.P."; lower right: "Engraved by I.C. Easling"; lower center: "is most respectfully presented to the Subscribers, by J.M.W. Turner, Queen Ann Street West | Published May 23, 1812, by I.M.W. Turner, Queen Ann Street West"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | basket | fish | frame (furnishing) | painting (visual work) | peacock | still life
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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]

The Romantic Landscape Prints - The Chiaroscuro of Nature (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-09-25 - 2002-12-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Ruskin - Past: Present: Future (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-20 - 2000-02-27) [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, p. 15, no. 12, NJ18 .T85 L44 1993 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sam Smiles, The late works of J. M. W. Turner : the artist and his critics, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, p. 115, fig. 53, NJ18.t85 S655 2020 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

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