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Joseph Mallord William Turner

  1775 – 1851
 
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Water Mill

Water Mill   1812

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by R. Dunkarton.

Outstanding early impression in the completed state of the plate, with full tonal range. A particularly fine example of the finished work, prior to the rust/acid stains which appear in the margin of later impressions.

£255



The Farm-yard with the Cock

The Farm-yard with the Cock   1809

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by Charles Turner.

Outstandingly strong impression in Finberg’s second state of the plate, prior to reworking. Printed in dark brown ink, as first issued in Part IV of the Liber Studiorum.

£235



Bridge and Cows sold

Bridge and Cows   1807

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by Charles Turner.

Outstandingly strong impression in Finberg’s second state of the plate, prior to considerable reworking. Printed in dark brown ink, as first issued in Part IV of Turner’s most important printed work, the Liber Studiorum. A particularly fine example of this ‘Pastoral’ subject, as denoted by the letter ‘P’ above the image.

SOLD



Water Cress Gatherers sold

Water Cress Gatherers   1819

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by Thomas Lupton.

A particularly early impression in the completed state of the plate, printed in dark brown ink. As published for Part XIII of the Liber Studiorum.

SOLD



Scene on the French Coast sold

Scene on the French Coast   1807

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by Charles Turner.

Brilliant impression in the first state of the plate. Printed in dark brown ink, as first issued in Part I of Turner’s Liber Studiorum. From the artist’s own personal collection and with the Turner Sale Blindstamp (Lugt 1498). Very rare in this form.

SOLD



Windsor Castle from Salt Hill sold

Windsor Castle from Salt Hill   1818

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner with mezzotint by C. Turner.

Very fine early proof printing of this rare unpublished etching with mezzotint.
Engraver’s proof ‘g’.

SOLD



The Woman and Tambourine sold

The Woman and Tambourine   1807

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by Charles Turner.

Excellent impression in Finberg’s second state of the plate, prior to any reworking. Printed in warm brown ink, as first issued in the first part of Turner’s Liber Studiorum in 1807.

SOLD



The Fall of the Clyde sold

The Fall of the Clyde   1809

Original etching by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by C. Turner.

Outstandingly strong impression in Finberg’s second state of the plate, prior to considerable reworking. Printed in dark brown ink, as first issued in Part IV of Turner’s most important printed work, the Liber Studiorum. A particularly fine example of this ‘Pastoral’ subject, as denoted by the letter ‘P’ above the image.

SOLD



Dumbarton Rock sold

Dumbarton Rock   c.1818

Original etching thought to be by J.M.W. Turner, with mezzotint by Thomas Lupton.

Rare unpublished etching with mezzotint. Early proof impression printed by Thomas Lupton, prior to the printing of about 50 impressions in 1874.

This engraving was intended for issue in Turner’s Liber Studiorum series; however, Turner abandoned the whole Liber project early in 1819 and this plate remained unpublished.

SOLD



Brightling Observatory, seen from Rosehill Park

Brightling Observatory, seen from Rosehill Park   1819

Line engraving with etching by W.B. Cooke

Brilliant proof impression with sparkling line and superb tonal variation.
One of the extremely rare ‘Proofs for the Curious’ with the word ‘Proof’ in italics and the date 1819, but printed on Imperial Folio size India paper.

Designed for the series Views in Sussex, this beautiful and impressive engraving is in its finest form in this state.

£375



Antiquities at Pola sold

Antiquities at Pola   1818

Etching by W.B. Cooke.

Extremely rare open etching, prior to the introduction of almost all of the line engraved work.

Outstanding early working proof, the image only partially completed
– Rawlinson’s ‘Open Etching’ state.

SOLD



Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives sold

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives   1835

Line engraving with etching by J.B. Allen.

Exceptional Engraver’s Proof ‘b’, on fine applied India paper. Rare in this form.

Brilliant impression with sparkling line and superb tonal variation.

SOLD