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Creator:
Etched by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Engraved by J. C. Easling, fl.1788–1815
Center engraved by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Frontispiece
Date:
1812
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink First published state on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
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), and Image: 7 3/8 × 10 1/2 inches (18.7 × 26.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.8095
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | basket | fish | frame (furnishing) | painting (visual work) | peacock | still life
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Translations - Turner and Printmaking (Yale Center for British Art, 1993-09-29 - 1993-12-05)

Ruskin - Past: Present: Future (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-20 - 2000-02-27)

The Romantic Landscape Prints - The Chiaroscuro of Nature (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-09-25 - 2002-12-29)

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26108
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