• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 164

    TURNER, J.M.W. (1775-1851). Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England. London: Arch, 1826. 2 vols., 2° (290 x 228mm), 48 plates and 32 engraved vignettes principally after Turner by W.B. Cook, G. Cook and others. (A few short marginal tears, some marginal spotting and staining.) Contemporary half calf (worn). Provenance: S.F Widdrington (bookplate).

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    TURNER, J.M.W. (1775-1851). Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England. London: Arch, 1826. 2 vols., 2° (290 x 228mm), 48 plates and 32 engraved vignettes principally after Turner by W.B. Cook, G. Cook and others. (A few short marginal tears, some marginal spotting and staining.) Contemporary half calf (worn). Provenance: S.F Widdrington (bookplate).

    TURNER, J.M.W. Picturesque Views in England and Wales. London: Longman [and others], 1838. 2 vols., 2° (290 x 232mm), 96 engraved plates after Turner. (Some browning, spotting and staining). Green half roan, spine faded (rubbed). Provenance: S.F Widdrington (bookplate).

    For the first work, "Turner provided some of the best watercolours he had yet made, and also took immense pains in supervising the work of the engravers. This series produced the first of the high-quality copper-engravings after Turner, and was a watershed in the standard of the prints based on his work". The Picturesque Views in England and Wales was "the most ambitious" of all projects for the publication of engravings after Turner, closely involving the artist himself and marking "a high point in the development of what has come to be known as the Turner school of engravers" (DNB). (4)


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