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Creator:
Print made by Charles Cousen, ca. 1819–1889, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

The Opening of the Walhalla

Date:
between 1859 and 1861
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 3/4 × 12 7/8 inches (22.2 × 32.7 cm) and Image: 5 7/8 × 10 3/8 inches (14.9 × 26.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "R. 746"; lower right: "R.A. 1843"; insribed in graphite on verso, lower left: "The opening of the Walhalla 1842. ‘L’honneur au Roi de Bavière"; lower right: "with 8 lines from Turner's Fallacies of Hope"

Lettered below images, lower left: "J.M.W. TURNER R.A. PINXT."; lower center: "THE OPENING OF THE WALHALLA. | FROM THE PICTURE IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY | LONDON JAMES S. VIRTUE"; lower right: "C. COUSEN, SCULPT."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13886
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:39373
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