Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Western art

View More:


Title

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, from Picturesque views in England and Wales

1830


Artists

James Tibbitts Willmore

England

1800 - 1863

after Joseph Mallord William Turner

England

23 Apr 1775 - 19 Dec 1851


About

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.


Details


Date

1830


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Dimensions

25.0 x 31.6 cm platemark; 34.1 x 41.7 cm sheet


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

2001.2


Artist information

James Tibbitts Willmore

Works in the collection

17

Artist information

after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Works in the collection

130