Dunstanborough Castle. 1808. Published by Charles Turner, 10 June 1808. Etching and mezzotint. Finberg 10.iii/v. Series: Liber Studiorum. Image: 7 1/8 x 10 7/16; plate: 8 1/8 x 11 3/8; sheet: 11 7/8 x 17 3/4. Drawn and etched by J.M.W Turner. Engraved (mezzotinted) by C. Turner (Charles Turner. 1773-1857). A fine proof impression printed in black/brown ink, on cream wove paper with full margins, apart from a paper loss in the top right-hand margin, well outside the image. Signed with the artists' names in the plate. $650.
It is one of eleven published Liber subjects in Turner’s ‘Architectural’ category, as denoted by the letter ‘A’ above the image.
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