Published as the Act directs by J.M.W. Turner, Harley Street [n.d., c.1807].
Mezzotint and etching. Plate: 280 x 210mm, (11 x 8¼"), very large margins.
View of the town of Basel (Basle) in north-west Switzerland on the river Rhine, with the Cathedral on the right behind tall houses. The sun is breaking through clouds. A collaboration between the draughtsmanship and etching of J.M.W. Turner and the considerable skills of engraving in mezzotint provided by Charles Turner (1773 - 1857). For the artist's 'Liber Studiorum', a series of compositional studies for various types of landscape painting, which he published in 14 parts at irregular intervals between 1807 and 1819. Incribed with the initial 'A' 4mm above the image.
Finberg: 5,state III of VI. Rawlinson: 5, state III of V.
[Ref: 40055] £260.00