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Townley Hall

Basire, James II, Engraver (English, 1769-1822) After Joseph M. Turner, (English, 1775-1851)


In 1789 Turner was engaged by the art collector, Charles Townley, to come to Lancashire to sketch ten views in his neighborhood for a history of the parish written by local antiquarian Dr. Thomas Whitaker.

As a respected Associate of the Royal Academy, Turner bridled at the dictates of Townley and his snub as "the draftsman," leading Dr. Whitaker to remark that "Turner has all the irritability of youthful genius."

Object Information

engraver
Basire, James II (English, 1769-1822)
After Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1800
materials
engraving
dimensions
6 15/16 x 10 1/16 in (image)
8 3/4 x 11 in (sheet)
accession number
80.826
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors