Joseph Mallord William Turner Liber Studiorum (Book of Studies), 1812
10 7/8 x 16 1/8 in. (27.6 x 41 cm)
Published by the artist, London. 1 vol. Folio.
This is a collection of 71 prints by J. M. W. Turner that he printed from 1807 to 1819. For their production, Turner created etchings, which were worked in mezzotint by his collaborating engravers. Of the proposed 100, 71 plates were published, with a further 20 printed but never published. The published plates are categorized as architectural, pastoral, marine, historical, and alpine with the corresponding initial printed above each.
Etched by the artist, engraved by Charles Turner (brother), W. Say, R. Dunkarton, G. Clint, T. Lupton, and the artist; frontispiece and 70 pages; fine impressions, the majority early states (1 proof, 2 first states, 7 second states, 42 third states, 13 fourth states, 4 fifth states, and 2 sixth states), on laid paper with T. Richard watermarks, with margins; bound in contemporary calf, richly gilt, for a Duke or person of importance. Turner’s title for the series is a direct reference to Liber Veritatis of Claude Lorraine.
This is Lord Henry George Grey’s, (3rd Earl Grey) original copy in leather binding with gold embossed coronet on cover. Includes an engraver’s proof of a church interior making this a unique copy. This book is ex libris F. Hurlbutt.
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Joseph Mallord William Turner | Liber Studiorum (Book of Studies) | 1812 | Zucker Art Books
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