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Brighthelmston view. Dramatic sky and sea. Antique Print c1825

Brighthelmston view. Dramatic sky and sea. Antique Print c1825

by J.M.W. Turner

Sailboats, rough seas, pier, rainbow, English coastal town.

Superb marine scene finely engraved by the fine etcher-engraver, George Cooke (1781-1834), after a painting by the eminent marine artist, J.M.W. Turner, R.A. (1775-1851). This is a Published in London by Virtue and Company in 1825 (with later hand-colour). Larger than the usual steel engravings of the period, Turner apparently approved this series of engravings after his paintings.

Turner’s maritime scenes are some of the finest marine art ever painted. Fortunately, the popularity of his paintings resulted in publication of steel engravings for greater circulation. Turner exhibited at the British Institution between 1806 and 1846 and exhibited at the Royal Academy until 1850. 

Joseph Mallord William Turner, better known as JMW Turner was born in Covent Garden, London on April 23rd 1775. When young, he drew quite skilfully and his barber father hung some of his son's drawings for sale in the barber's shop above which they lived in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. (Turner's father later became his son's business assistant.) At fourteen Joseph joined the Royal Academy Schools, and in 1790 when he was fifteen, the first of his paintings was accepted by the Academy for hanging in the annual exhibition.

Engraving size is 152 x 229 mm (6 inches x 9 inches) There is water-staining along the top edge of the page and the usual age-soiling. Page slightly reduced. Will not show when framed, but price is reduced.


Stock Number: apJMWTbrightPrice: $145.00