(England 1775 – 1851)
Frontispiece, from Liber Studiorum
- Not on display
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Etched by J.M.W. Turner and engraved by J.C. Easling
Turner’s ‘Liber Studiorum’ (Book of Studies) represents his most ambitious and influential venture into the field of printmaking. The total of 71 plates were issued between 1807 and 1819. Turner wanted to promote the dignity of landscape art and also demonstrate his versatility and skill in the various categories of landscape. These are denoted on each print with the abbreviation: H for historical, M for mountainous, P for pastoral, M for marine, A for architectural, and EP, probably meaning elevated pastoral.
- etching and mezzotint
- 21.3 x 29.6 cm platemark; 29.5 x 44.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Mrs Arthur Acland Allen through the Empire Art Loan Collection Society 1939
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