Introduction: The Copper-Plate Magazine

Between c.1793 and c.1794 Turner made fifteen watercolours for engraving in 'The Copper-Plate Magazine' published in parts by Harrison & Co of Paternoster Row, London in partnership with the engraver John Walker. Each part consisted of two copper-plate engravings, together with a page of descriptive and historical text. The first part of the project was … Continue reading Introduction: The Copper-Plate Magazine

Rochester, seen across the River Medway, c.1793

Pencil and watercolour on paper, 216 x 281 mm, 8 1/2 x 11 ins Inscribed: Lower right, in a distinctive script, 'Turner'. USA, Massachusetts, Williamstown, Sterling and Francine Clark Institute Turner catalogues: Wilton no.87; tdb237 This is a medium-sized studio watercolour depicting two single-masted seagoing cabin vessels moored in the centre foreground, near some trees … Continue reading Rochester, seen across the River Medway, c.1793

Chepstow Bridge and Castle. Called ‘Chepstow Castle’, c.1793

Watercolour on paper, 203 x 297 mm, 8 x 11 5/8 ins Inscribed lower left: 'Turner' Courtauld Institute of Art Galleries, University of London (1.74) Turner catalogues: Wilton no.88; tdb0238 This is a medium-sized studio watercolour showing the view from downstream of a wooden bridge springing right from the far bank of a broad river, … Continue reading Chepstow Bridge and Castle. Called ‘Chepstow Castle’, c.1793