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Creator:
Etched by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Engraved by Charles Turner, 1774–1857, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

The Fifth Plague of Egypt

Part Of:

Collective Title: Liber Studiorum

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink First published state on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 × 11 1/8 inches (20.3 × 28.3 cm), Image: 7 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (18.1 × 25.7 cm), and Mount: 10 3/4 × 15 inches (27.3 × 38.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on mount in graphite, lower left: "16"; lower right: "2nd State"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "<...> 6 by 5"; inscribed on back of mount in graphite, lower center: "Second State"; lower right: "ZW Aug 1942"

Blind embossed: "G.E. Blood" (Lugt 265c)

Lettered above image: "H"; below image: "Drawn & Etched by J.M.W.Turner Esqr. R.A.P.P. | Engraved by C.Turner | The 5th Plague of Egypt the Picture late in the possession of W.Beckford Esqr. | London, Published June 10, 1808, by C.Turner No.50, Warren Street, Ftizroy Square"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8118
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | disease | landscape | lightning | meteorology | Old Testament | people | plague | pyramids | religious and mythological subject | science | storm | the ten plagues (Exodus 7:14 - 11:10, 12:21-30) | ziggurats
Associated Places:
Egypt
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26141
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