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Title

Frontispiece, from Liber Studiorum

1812


Artist

Joseph Mallord William Turner

England

1775 - 1851


About

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.


Details


Date

1812


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching and mezzotint


Edition

i of five states


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

2000.2


Artist information

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Works in the collection

183


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Gillian Forrester, Turner's 'Drawing Book' The Liber Studiorum, Millbank, 1996, 45-46. cat.no. 1

Renée Free, J.M.W. Turner's Liber Studiorum, Sydney, 1993, 5.