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Entrance to Fowey Harbour, Cornwall / Picturesque views in England and Wales

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Entrance to Fowey Harbour, Cornwall

    Title (series)

    • Picturesque views in England and Wales
  • Description

    Part V, No. 1. Coastal scene in storm, with wreck of ship in the right foreground, some survivors sitting on the shore, waves crashing against tower behind, boats on the left rescuing other survivors in the sea, further boats in the left background; after JMW Turner (Wilton 801); engraver's proof, cancellation proof? 1829
    Etching and engraving, with soft-ground etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1829
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 171 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 237 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See 1850,0112.15 for the series.
    There are diagonal lines added to the waves in the foreground, suggesting they be darker. The lines appear to be soft-ground etching, however they do not appear in the later states.

  • Bibliography

    • Rawlinson 1913 225 (engraver's proof) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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