Borthwick Castle

Henry Le Keux, Engraver (English, 1787-1868)
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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After three blustery weeks in Scotland making sketches for Scott's Provincial Antiquities, Turner returned to London on December 1, 1818. The watercolor for Borthwick Castle was completed and turned over before year's end to the engraver Henry Le Keux who had a proof finished by the end of January. It was published in the first part of the book in April. Thereafter, financial difficulties and the slow process of translating Turner's watercolors into facsimile engravings stretched the project to its 1826 completion.

Object Information

engraver
Henry Le Keux (English, 1787-1868)
artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1819
materials
engraving
dimensions
6 3/8 x 9 3/4 in (image)
8 3/4 x 12 in (sheet)
series
Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland
accession number
80.970
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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