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Etched by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851
Engraved by Charles Turner, 1774–1857
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851

The Drawing of the Clyde

Additional Title(s):

Liber Studiorum

Materials & Techniques:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink First published state on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 12 × 17 1/2 inches (30.5 × 44.5 cm), Plate: 8 1/4 × 11 1/2 inches (21 × 29.2 cm), Image: 7 1/8 × 10 3/8 inches (18.1 × 26.4 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "18"; lower left: "18 I"; lower right: "DVC. V"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "18/1"; lower left: "R 18.I. Fall of the Clyde"; lower center: "Cotswold Gallery. 1924. ex G.E.Blood"

Turner sale mark: J. M. W. Turner (Lugt 1498); collector’s mark: G. E. Blood (Lugt 265c)

Lettered above image: "E.P."; below image: "Drawn & Etched by J.M.W.Turner Esqr. R.A.P.P. | Engraved by C.Turner. | Drawing of the CLYDE. In the possession of J.M.W.Turner. | London, Published March 29, 1809, by C.Turner, No.50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square."; in two columns lower right: "f | I | 3 | 4 | 2 | 3"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cascade | light | nudes | river | women
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IIIF Manifest:

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

Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sublime (British Museum, 1981-05-15 - 1981-09-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sublime (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-02-11 - 1981-04-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Turner and the Sublime (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1980-11-01 - 1981-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Duncan Robinson, Fairest isle : the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1989, p. 19, no. 154, ND1354.4 F35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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