After Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Lake of Zug date not known

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
The Lake of Zug
Date date not known
MediumMezzotint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 124 x 197 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1988
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Catalogue entry

T05200 The Lake of Zug engr. T. Lupton and J. Ruskin, first pub. 1888

Mezzotint by Lupton with etched outlines by Ruskin 124 × 197(4 7/8 × 7 3/4) on India paper laid on wove 204 × 286 (8 × 11 1/4); trimmed mainly within the plate-mark
Engraved inscriptions: ‘Drawn by J.M.W. Turner.’ below image b.l., ‘Engraved by T. Lupton.’ below image b.r., ‘Etched by J. Ruskin | 87. The Lake of Zug.’ below image at centre
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery
Lit: John Ruskin, Modern Painters, v, 1888

Like T05199 above, this print was probably intended for the first edition of the fifth volume of Modern Painters (1860), but was not published until the 1888 edition produced by George Allen, where it appeared as illustration no.87 between pages 340 and 341 (immediately following another print by Lupton and Ruskin, no.86, ‘Dawn after the Wreck’)… (read more)

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