The Tower of London

After Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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Employed again in 1795 by the same publisher, Harrison & Co., Turner contributed to their Pocket Magazine, or Elegant Repository of Useful and Polite Literature, a handy volume of views and miscellaneous writings.

Working on a miniature scale, Turner honed his skill of packing a great deal of detail into a small space; the business of shipping on the Thames is organized to frame the Tower of London.

Object Information

artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1795
materials
engraving
dimensions
2 5/8 x 4 3/8 in (image)
3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in (sheet)
series
The Pocket Magazine
accession number
80.811.1
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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