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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
Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and mezzotint, printed in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 16 3/4 inches (29.2 × 42.5 cm), Plate: 8 1/4 × 11 3/8 inches (21 × 28.9 cm), and Image: 7 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (18.1 × 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "16"; lower right: "Dup. II"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "G <29 | 30> 16"; lower left: "16 I. | (C.J.Palmer 1868)"; lower center: "Cotswold Gallery, 1924, ex G.E.Blood"; lower right: "2/12/"

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"; scratched letters lower left: "Proof"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14021
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | landscape | lightning | meteorology | pyramids | science | storm
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38807
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