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Title

Frontispiece , from Liber Studiorum

1812

Artist

Joseph Mallord William Turner

England

1775 – 1851

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Joseph Mallord William Turner

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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