Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, from Picturesque views in England and Wales
James Tibbitts Willmore
1800 - 1863
after Joseph Mallord William Turner
23 Apr 1775 - 19 Dec 1851
In 1825 Turner embarked upon a major series of topographical watercolours commissioned from Charles Heath for reproduction as line engravings. By 1838, when the venture cam to an end, 96 of Turner’s watercolours had been engraved for the ‘Picturesque Views in England and Wales’. Turner never worked on the copper plates himself but he maintained obsessive control over work on the prints ensuring the quality of every detail and effectively training a generation of engravers to see his watercolours in terms of black and white lines.
25.0 x 31.6 cm platemark; 34.1 x 41.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Mrs Arthur Acland Allen through the Empire Art Loan Collection Society 1939
Not on display