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Creator:
Etched and engraved by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Mer de Glace, Valley of Chamouni, Savoy
Date:
1812
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 × 16 3/8 inches (27 × 41.6 cm), Plate: 8 5/8 × 11 5/8 inches (21.9 × 29.5 cm), and Image: 7 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (18.1 × 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "50"; lower right: "4th State"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "Fourth State before rework"; lower right: "(Z.W. Aug 42)

Collector's mark: "F. Hurlbutt | Collection"

Lettered above image: "M"; below image: "Drawn Etched & Engraved by I.M.W.Turner Esqr. R.A.P.P. | Mer de Glace - Valley of Chamouni - Savoy | Published May 23, 1812, by I.M.W.Turner Queen Ann Street West."; scratched lettering lower left: "A"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13991
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated Places:
Alps | Chamonix-Mont-Blanc | France | Haute-Savoie | Mer de Glace (glacier) | Mont Blanc | Rhône-Alpes
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38774
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