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Ilfracombe, North Devon / Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Ilfracombe, North Devon

    Title (series)

    • Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England
  • Description

    Vol. II, Plate 75. Coastal view in storm, with shipwreck in the centre in waves under high cliff, figures on top of the cliff, town on the coast in the right background; after JMW Turner (Wilton 462); early engraver's proof, after rocks in the foreground removed and left blank, before waves added instead, touched by Turner. 1818
    Etching and engraving, touched with graphite


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1818
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 185 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 270 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below image with title, production detail: "Drawn by J. M. W. Turner. R. A.", "Etched by W. B. Cooke. 1818.", inscribed in pencil: "Sea altered by Turner - W B Cooke".
  • Curator's comments

    See 1850,0211.404 for the series.

  • Bibliography

    • Rawlinson 105 (engraver's proof) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British Masters Portfolio

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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