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A Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings
From the works of J.M.W. Turner, R.A.
With Descriptive text by W. Cosmo Monkhouse.
This Page is provided as a REFERENCE
RESOURCE - it is NOT an Inventory.
Before I retired, Postaprint supplied picture framers and antiquarian map & print dealers for over 25 years. The inventory encompassed examples of the cartographer's art from the 16th to the 19th century, along with topographical engravings, lithographs and etchings by leading artists of their generation. You can Search my wife's eBay Store Database for historic maps, views, and engravings on virtually every subject, including Vanity Fair (Spy) Cartoons. All our offers are genuine old and historical items on a wide range of subjects.
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Some Interesting Information About Joseph Mallord William Turner R. A.
J M W TURNER RA (1775-1851) was born in London, England on April 23rd 1775. His father was a wigmaker and barber in Covent Garden. He studied at the Royal Academy schools and was to become one of the foremost painters in oils and watercolours of his generation. It was in 1806 that W F Wells suggested that Turner's work could reach a much wider public, were they to be engraved and published in book form. Turner etched the plates himself under and conscientiously supervised every stage of their production, it was even said that he trained an entire school of engravers. This process ensured that the engravings of Turner's work were indeed as effective and desirable as his paintings.
Among Turner's other contributions to printed matter are Cooke's Picturesque views of the Southern Coast of England and Picturesque Views of England and Wales. The latter was first published in 1827/8 and was the first main publication to include Turner's work.
Here are two examples from Picturesque views of England & Wales: St.Mawes, Cornwall (1830). Walton Bridge on the Thames, Surrey (1829).
Picturesque views became highly fashionable in the 1820s and this encouraged Turner to continue to produce work for these publications. Although these were in book form they were merely plates with text between covers. The problem that he had with his views was that he wasn't particularly a figure painter, therefore, he had to crowd the foregrounds of his pictures with interesting images in order to satisfy the public. Being an artist rather than a topographer, Turner tended to include a certain amount of visual illusion in his work.
In his lifetime, Turner travelled extensively throughout Europe, particularly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. All the time producing images of landscapes and towns. The Turner Gallery was published in 1875, after his death and includes 120 fine steel engraved plates, covering a range of his works. From views and landscapes in Great Britain, Germany and Italy, to studies of ships, mythical scenes and scenes from classical Rome.
We supply genuine historical prints and maps by mail order - all are eminently suitable for framing and are offered On Approval.
This REFERENCE PAGE is a record of the prints, with many scanned illustrations.
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THIS IS A LIST OF THE PRINTS.
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ABINGDON: TURNER.River.Bridge.Cattle.Labourers Etc.
BOSCASTLE: Harbour entrance. Boats.
FALMOUTH: Figures foreground. Town. Bay. Ships.
FOWEY Entrance to Harbour: Ship.Boat.
PENDENNIS CASTLE: With the entrance to Falmouth Harbour.
ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT: Boats.Figures.
TINTAGEL CASTLE: Slate Mining.
HEYSHAM and CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS.
BAY: Figures and animals
COMB (Combe) MARTIN: Figures.Donkeys.Boats.
CROSSING THE BROOK Near Plymouth.
DARTMOUTH: Many figures.Boats. Ships.
DEVONPORT: Figures foreground. Town. Harbour. Many ships.
ILFRACOMBE: Dramatic view.Ship foundering.
MOUNT EDGECOMB (Plymouth): Many ships.
TEIGNMOUTH: Ships and Boats.
TORBAY from BRIXHAM: Many boats and ships.
BRIDPORT: Rescue from boat aground.
LULWORTH CASTLE. Cattle. Brook. Figures.
LYME REGIS: Fisherman. Figures. Boats.
POOLE: Horses hauling timber in the foreground. Fine view of the bay.
EGGLESTONE ABBEY near BARNARD CASTLE: Cattle. Fisherman. River.
PORTSMOUTH: Many ships and boats.
SPITHEAD: Ships under sail.Boats.
SANDS (Sheerness): Sailing
DEAL: Stormy seas. Many figures.
FOLKESTONE: View across cliff to Town Figures in the foreground
HYTHE: Soldiers in the foreground overlooking the Town.
MARGATE: Fishermen tending nets.Many boats.
RAMSGATE: Viewed from the Sea. Many boats.
CROOK OF LUNE: Looking towards Hornby Castle.
STRANDED VESSELS OFF YARMOUTH: Ships. Boats. Figures.
NORHAM CASTLE: River.Cattle.Boats.
OXFORD ON THE THAMES.
and DUNSTER CASTLE:
Figures. Dog. Horse.
ABBEY The Spot where Harold fell: Greyhound chasing hare.
BRIGHTLING OBSERVATORY (Near Battle): Figures and cattle foreground.
BRIGHTON CHAIN PIER: Fine Steel engraving. From the sea. Many boats. View of the Town. Etc.
BRIGHTON: Fine Steel engraved view. 'Brighthelmston'. The Pier. Boats. Etc.
LINE FISHING OFF HASTINGS: Boats.Ships.
PETWORTH PARK: Deer.
PEVENSEY BAY: Sheep.
THE VALE OF ASHBURNHAM (Near Pevenset Bay)
THE VALE OF HEATHFIELD (Near Brighton)
WRECK OFF HASTINGS.
KIRKBY LONSDALE CHURCHYARD.
HIGH FORCE or Fall of the Tees: Fishermen.
HORNBY CASTLE: Figures.Cattle Etc foreground.
INGLEBOROUGH: From Hornby Castle Terrace. Sheep. Peacock.
MERRICK ABBEY SWALEDALE.
MOSS DALE FALL: Vale of Ure.
ROKEBY Junction of Greta and Tees.
SCARBOROUGH: Ships. Figures. Attractive.
ST AGATHA'S ABBEY EASBY: Horses. Figures. River.
WYCLIFFE near ROKEBY: Figures. Horses.
ON THE MEUSE. (Koln).
EHRENBREITSTEIN. Many figures.
THE OPENING OF THE WALHALLA. Many figures. Danube.
TEMPLE OF JUPITER PANHELLENIUS. Acropolis. Figures.
A COUNTRY BLACKSMITH. Stable. Poultry. Forge.
ITALY. Tiber. Rome.
ANCIENT ROME. Tiber. Boats. Figures. Buildings.
APPROACH TO VENICE. Gondolas.
CALIGULA'S PALACE AND BRIDGE - BAY OF BAIAE. Classical.
CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE. Classical landscape. Appenines Etc.
HANNIBAL CROSSING THE ALPS.
MODERN ITALY. Tivoli Etc.
ROME FROM THE VATICAN.
THE ARCH OF TITUS - ROME.
THE GRAND CANAL VENICE. Many boats. Gondolas.
THE LORETTO NECKLACE.
VENICE - THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Gondolas.
VENICE From the Canal of the Guidecca. Gondolas.
VENICE THE DOGANA. Boats. Gondolas.
VENICE THE GRAND CANAL. Boats. Gondolas.
VIEW OF ORVIETO. Figures.
JMW: HOLL. Turner as a
young man. Facsimile signature.
Statue of the artist holding Pallet.
FIRE AT SEA. Dramatic.
BOATS OFF CALAIS.
CALAIS PIER. Boats. Figures. (France).
DUTCH BOATS IN A GALE. (Holland).
FISHING BOATS. A COAST SCENE.
ORANGE MERCHANTMEN GOING TO PIECES. (Holland).
Peace Burial of Wilkie. Unusual 6-sided format.
THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR.
THE DEATH OF NELSON. Battle of Trafalgar.
The Fighting Temeraire.
THE PRINCE OF ORANGE LANDING AT TORBAY (Devon).
THE SUN RISING IN A MIST. Boats. Ships. Figures.
ULYSEES DERIDING POLYPHEMUS. Classical.
WHALERS. Whaling Fleet at sea.
LAKE OF LUCERNE.
Rain Steam and Speed.
AND AENEAS. From Virgil.
DIDO BUILDING CARTHAGE. Many figures.
THE GOLDEN BOUGH (Lake Avernus).
A FROSTY MORNING SUNRISE. Horses. Figures. Fine landscape.
APOLLO KILLING THE PYTHON. Classical mythology.
APOLLO AND DAPHNE IN THE VALE OF TEMPE.
BACCHUS AND ARIADNE. Round Format.
DECLINE OF CARTHAGE. Many figures.
MERCURY AND ARGUS. Classical Landscape.
PHRYNE GOING TO THE BATH AS VENUS. Many figures. Dogs playing with ball.
REGULUS LEAVING CARTHAGE. Many figures. Ships. Boats. Classical.
THE BAY OF BAIAE (Apollo and Sibyl).
THE BIRDCAGE. A SCENE FROM BOCCACCIO. Many figures.
THE GODDESS OF DISCORD. Nude figures.
THE PARTING OF HERO AND LEANDER.
Here are some links that might be of interest
Turner and Girtin - UK Views - Postaprint Feature Page
The Tate Gallery - London
The Clore Gallery - London
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My name is Julie Bennett and I recently retired
to the Bahamas after a career in
education in England.
Jacques Bossuet (1627 - 1704), the French Bishop & author, wrote that Geography is one of the principal eyes of History. Such is the fascination of old, historical maps & engravings, that before emigrating, it became my hobby to offer antiquarian items on eBay & I have decided to resume, hoping to make yet more new friends.
My offers include a range of collectables, from decorative fine art, topographical views, pictures and lithographs to rare, scarce vintage ancient & classical county and country maps, historic town and city plans, books and atlases. I offer many examples of famous artists work and of the engravers art through the centuries. You will also find cartography from leading mapmakers, geographical topography, memorabilia & other geographic ephemera for collectors, interior designers & decorators, genealogy researchers as well as retail trade customers and frame shops.
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