Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England, from drawings made principally By J.M.W. Turner, R.A. and engraved by W.B. Cooke, George Cooke and Other Eminent Engravers.
- Author: TURNER, J[oseph] M[alllord] W[illiam]
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: John and Arthur Arch
- Publication date: 1826.
- Physical description: First edition. Two volumes in one, 4to, 295 by 230mm (11.75 by 9 inches). 80 fine engraved plates (48 being full page and 32 half-page vignettes), sumptuous contemporary full blue calf, upper and lower covers decorated with gilt and blind tooled borders and centrepiece, spine tooled in gilt with gilt fillets enclosing five compartments, lettered gilt in second compartment, five raised bands blocked and ruled gilt, dentelles and edges with triple and double gilt fillets, all edges gilt.
- Inventory reference: 1935
Joseph Mallard Willliam Turner (1775–1851) is perhaps the best-loved English Romantic artist. He became known as “the painter of light”, because of his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main constituent in his landscapes and seascapes.
The present work contains, among others, views of Margate Land’s End, The Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Rye, Hastings, Corfe Castle, Ramsgate, and Dover.