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J. English

Professions: Artist

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  • WALTER J. SHAW (1851 - 1933) English school.

  • AFTER J. M. W. TURNER, (English, 1775-1851), POOLE, oil on canvas;, 20 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches

  • TURNER J. M. W.: (1775-1851) English Painter. An

  • TURNER J. M. W.: (1775-1851) English Painter. Two

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  • AFTER JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER R.A. (ENGLISH 1775-1851)  Knaresborough, Yorkshire  Inscribed below, 'Drawn by J.M.W. Turner R.A., Etched by T. Jeavons, 1828'  Working proof etching on Japanese paper stuck down on wove paper  Image size 16.8 x 23cm (6.5 x 9ins)  Published: Picturesque Views in England and Wales, 1827-38   FOOTNOTE: Picturesque Views in England and Wales was the most ambitious of the engraving projects with which Turner became associated in the 1820s and 1830s. The project was the idea of the engraver Charles Heath, who had first worked with Turner in 1811. The engravings and plates for England and Wales were still in Turner's London house in Queen Anne Street when he died, and were disposed of as the Fifth Portion of the massive Chancery sales of ‘The Valuable Engravings of the Works of the Late J.M.W. Turner, R.A.’ held at Christie's in 1873 and 1874. The prints from England and Wales were sold on 27 May 1874 and 23–4 July 1874 ), but the plates themselves were destroyed just before the sale. There were 222 lots of prints from this series alone, totalling over 52,000 engravings and including more than five hundred bound volumes; since the entire total of prints sold in the Turner sales was 76,000 (in over 1,850 lots), it is clear that the prints from England and Wales must have accounted for a considerable proportion of the £40,000 raised by the sales  Although Picturesque Views in England and Wales was not a commercial success, today the series is regarded as one of the finest and as one of the most important made from Turner's work. Andrew Wilton has described the subjects ‘as modern “history pictures” in which the common man is the hero’, and certainly it is the relationship of man to the landscape which is the series' constant theme. Unlike previous engraved series, Turner himself selected the subjects, which fall into a wide range of categories covering almost every aspect of his work as a landscape painter - coastal subjects, urban and industrial views, English pastoral scenes, and views of cathedrals and abbeys. Many of the subjects were adapted from extant sketches or watercolours, although thirteen were based on new material gathered by him on a tour to the Midlands in 1830 undertaken especially for the project. In the variety and richness of its subject matter, and in the breadth and universality of its vision, Picturesque Views in England and Wales surpasses all the other series in which Turner had hitherto been involved. And the engravings are some of the most sophisticated and accomplished ever made after his designs., J. English, £100 Register to bid

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  • J. M. W. TURNER - Original (grey) wash drawing, J. English, Click for value View Details

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