Print made by Edward Francis Finden, 1791–1857, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
The Bridge of Sighs, Venice
Line engraving, first published state on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper, with cream chine collé
Sheet: 16 3/4 × 11 1/4 inches (42.5 × 28.6 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "R.421"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "First state"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "Turner -"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "Bridge of Sighs Venice (1st state artists names on plate) Byron's Life & Works 1832-34"; inscribed in graphite, veros, lower right: "One of Turners [Proofs]"
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection