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Touched proof Mezzotint of Turner's "Stangate Creek, on the River Medway" Turner

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    after Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851) (designer, artist)
    Thomas Goff Lupton (1791 - 1873) (engraver)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    mezzotint on wove paper with additions in graphite
    205 x 271 mm (plate); 253 x 342 mm (sheet)
    Associated place
    Recto, below the plate mark, centre, in graphite: I have been obliged to turn the timber into a Buoy - which make very Black | and highly coloured

    top left, in graphite: E291.
    just below, in ink, struck through: 8B new
    just below, in graphite: 39 | R.766(b) 1 of 2
    centre, in graphite, a small drawing of the outline of the buoy

    Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875; transferred from the Ruskin Drawing School to the Ashmolean Museum, c.1949.

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  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Smith, Elder, 1871), cat. Educational no. XII.8.B

    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Educational Series (London: Spottiswoode, 1874), cat. Educational no. 291

    Finberg, Alexander J., The History of Turner's Liber Studiorum: With a New Catalogue Raisonné (London: Ernest Benn, 1924), no. 86

    Ruskin, John, ‘The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford: Catalogues, Notes and Instructions’, Edward T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, eds, The Works of John Ruskin: Library Edition, 39 (London: George Allen, 1903-1912), 21, cat. Educational no. 291


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