An image of Frontispiece

Joseph Mallord William Turner

(England 1775 – 1851)

Frontispiece, from Liber Studiorum

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1812
Media
Print
Medium
etching and mezzotint
Dimensions
21.3 x 29.6 cm platemark; 29.5 x 44.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mrs Arthur Acland Allen through the Empire Art Loan Collection Society 1939
Accession number
2000.2